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New Findings in Polymer Physics Described from Singapore National University (Melt Electrospinning in a Parallel Electric Field)

August 5, 2014

By a News Reporter-Staff News Editor at Physics Week -- Investigators discuss new findings in Polymer Physics. According to news originating from Singapore, Singapore, by VerticalNews correspondents, research stated, "Electrospinning is an efficient and direct method of fabricating nanofibers. Fibers are frequently unstable in the electrospinning process, and the uneven distribution of the electric field is an important factor leading to instability."

Our news journalists obtained a quote from the research from Singapore National University, "Experimental and finite element simulation studies are conducted on the process of melt electrospinning in a parallel electric field. Two parallel metal disks are used to successfully generate a uniform electric field. Electric field intensity on the edges of the metal disk is always stronger than the field at the center of the disk or at the spinneret bottom. The diameters, distances, and relative areas of these disks significantly affect the distribution of the electric field."

According to the news editors, the research concluded: "Thus, the parallel electric field effectively reduces jet buckling in melt electrospinning."

For more information on this research see: Melt Electrospinning in a Parallel Electric Field. Journal of Polymer Science Part B-Polymer Physics, 2014;52(14):946-952. Journal of Polymer Science Part B-Polymer Physics can be contacted at: Wiley-Blackwell, 111 River St, Hoboken 07030-5774, NJ, USA.

The news correspondents report that additional information may be obtained from Y. Liu, Singapore National University, Nanosci & Nanotechnol Initiat, Singapore 117576, Singapore. Additional authors for this research include X.H. Li and S. Ramakrishna.

Keywords for this news article include: Asia, Polymer Physics

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