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The Design and Implementation of a Disk Electrospinning Device

Published Online: 10 Dec 2020
Volume & Issue: Volume 13 (2020) - Issue 1 (October 2020)
Page range: 72 - 76
Journal Details
License
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Journal
eISSN
2601-5773
First Published
30 Dec 2018
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2 times per year
Languages
English
Abstract

The electrospinning procedure is a relatively simple and fast way of producing polymer fibers with diameters in the micrometer range. The one needle setup is commonly used due to its flexible design and effectiveness; however, this procedure has one major shortcoming; it has low productivity. The disk electrospinning design presented here combines the advantages of the corona and needleless electrospinning setups, namely the small solution surface area and high productivity. We used 33 wt% polyvinylpyrrolidone (PVP) solution to produce PVP fibers with the new design. The average fiber diameter of the produced PVP fibers was d = 446±116 nm, which is ~25 % larger compared to fibers produced with the one needle method.

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