Electrospinning and Electroplating: Fundamentals, Methods and Applications


Toby Jacobs (Editor)

Series: Nanotechnology Science and Technology
BISAC: TEC007000

Electrospinning is a simple and efficient process in producing nanofibers. The use of an electrospinning process in fabricating tissue engineering scaffolds has received great attention in recent years due to its simplicity and ability to fabricate ultrafine nanofibers. Chapter One investigates the process of formation of ultrafine fibers and nonwoven membranes by electrospinning from natural degradable polymers – polyhydroxyalkanoates (PHAs); physical, mechanical, and biological properties of the products have been included. Chapter Two aims to give an insight into the use of this interesting class of polymers in electrospinning as well as to explore the wide range of possible applications. Chapter Three reveals the fundamental working principles of electrospinning process and the effect of electrospinning process parameters towards the nanofibers morphology. Chapter Four provides detailed information on the background of electrospinning, fundamental principles and theory, investigation on parameters involved in nanofibers’ structural/ biological/mechanical characteristics, advantages of superb properties and biomedical applications of electrospun nanofibers, particularly in tissue engineering heart valves. Chapter Five focuses on the fabrication and characterization of electrospun PVDF, PVDF/PLA (50/50 wt %) and PVDF/G (99.5/0.5 wt %) membranes. Chapter Six presents the main results of recent experimental investigation of the electrodeposition and characterization of Fe/TiO2 composite coatings obtained from an environmentally friendly methanesulfonate iron plating bath containing colloidal TiO2 particles. (Imprint: Nova)

Table of Contents

Table of Contents


Chapter 1. Electrospinning of Degradable PHAs: Process, Properties, Applications
Tatiana G. Volova, Dmitriy B. Goncharov, Elena D. Nikolaeva and Ekaterina I. Shishatskaya (Institute of Biophysics of Siberian Branch of Russian Academy of Sciences, Akademgorodok, Krasnoyarsk, Russia, and Siberian Federal University, Krasnoyarsk, Russia)

Chapter 2. The Use of Water-Soluble Polymers in Electro-Spinning and Their Application Fields
Renato Carajelescov Nonato and Sílvia Vaz Guerra Nista (School of Chemical Engineering, State University of Campinas, Campinas, SP, Brazil)

Chapter 3. Developments in Tissue Engineering Scaffolding Using an Electrospinning Process
Nor Hasrul Akhmal Ngadiman, M. Y. Noordin, Ani Idris, Denni Kurniawan, Ehsan Fallahiarezoudar and Izman Sudin (Faculty of Mechanical Engineering, Universiti Teknologi Malaysia, Johor Bahru, Johor, Malaysia, and others)

Chapter 4. An Introduction to Electrospun Nanofibers for Tissue Engineering Heart Valves
Ehsan Fallahiarezoudar, Noordin Mohd Yusof, Ani Idris and Nor Hasrul Akmal Ngadiman (Department of Materials, Manufacturing & Industrial Engineering, Faculty of Mechanical Engineering, Universiti Teknologi Malaysia, Skudai, Johor Bahru, Malaysia, and others)

Chapter 5. Fabrication and Characterization of Electrospun PVDF, PVDF/PLA and PVDF/G Membranes
Grissel Rodríguez-Roldán, Daniel Hernández-Rivera and Ernesto Suaste-Gómez (Department of electrical engineering, Section of Bioelectronics, Center for Research and Advanced Studies of the National Polytechnic Institute, Mexico City, Mexico)

Chapter 6. Electrodeposition of Electrocatalytic and Photocatalytic Fe/TiO2 Composite Coatings Using Methanesulfonate Electrolytes
V. S. Protsenko, E. A. Vasil’eva, A. V. Tsurkan and F. I. Danilov (Ukrainian State University of Chemical Technology, Dnipro, Ukraine)



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