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Title: From short electrospun nanofibers to ultralight aerogels with tunable pore structure
Authors : Deuber, Fabian
Adlhart, Christian
Published in : Chimia
Volume(Issue) : 71
Issue : 4
Pages : 236
Pages to: 240
Publisher / Ed. Institution : Swiss Chemical Society
Publisher / Ed. Institution: Bern
Issue Date: Apr-2017
License (according to publishing contract) : Licence according to publishing contract
Type of review: Peer review (Publication)
Language : English
Subjects : Solid templating; Electrospinning; Aerogel; Freeze-casting
Subject (DDC) : 660: Chemical engineering
Abstract: Nanofiber production by electrospinning has made great progress within the past two decades. Yet, recently the research area was revolutionized by a novel post-processing approach. By cutting the endless and intertwined nanofibers into short pieces, it is now possible to reassemble them into interconnected 3D structures. Such highly porous structures are built from dispersed short nanofibers by freeze-casting. This solid templating process controls the structures’ ultimate properties and architecture in terms of primary and secondary pores below 5 µm and between 10 and 300 µm, respectively. The objective of this review is to provide insight into this young field of research, in particular highlighting the processing steps, materials and current applications, from scaffolds for tissue engineering, acoustics, sensors and catalyst supports to filtration.
Departement: Life Sciences and Facility Management
Organisational Unit: Institute of Chemistry and Biotechnology (ICBT)
Publication type: Article in scientific Journal
DOI : 10.2533/chimia.2017.236
ISSN: 0009-4293
Appears in Collections:Publikationen Life Sciences und Facility Management

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