New Findings on Polymer Research Described by Investigators at Amirkabir University of Technology (Piezoelectric electrospun nanofibrous materials for self-powering wearable electronic textiles applications)
By a News Reporter-Staff News Editor at Journal of Technology -- Fresh data on Polymer Research are presented in a new report. According to news reporting originating in Tehran, Iran, by VerticalNews journalists, research stated, "This research focuses on fabricating a one-step nano-generator based on electrospun nanofibrous materials for wearable electronics textiles applications. A nanofibrous structure from Poly (vinylidene fluoride), PVDF, was produced using electrospinning technique."
The news reporters obtained a quote from the research from the Amirkabir University of Technology, "Performances of these structures were evaluated by using X-ray diffraction (XRD), Fourier Transform Infrared (FTIR), Differential Scanning Calorimetry (DSC) and Scanning Electron Microscopy (SEM). Piezoelectric properties of fabricated composites also were evaluated on a self-made system as a function of frequency. Results showed that not only electrospinning process can effectively improve piezoelectric properties of nanofiber mats by changing the crystalline structure (e.g. create the beta-phase) compared to PVDF film samples, but also the fibrous structure of these materials interestingly can be used in the wearable electronic textiles. By using a novel approach to fabricate the nanofiber layer along with incorporating the electrodes within the structure of the device, the electrical output was improved as high as 1 volt."
According to the news reporters, the research concluded: "These results imply promising applications for various wearable self-powered electrical devices and systems."
For more information on this research see: Piezoelectric electrospun nanofibrous materials for self-powering wearable electronic textiles applications. Journal of Polymer Research, 2014;21(7):1-7. Journal of Polymer Research can be contacted at: Springer, Van Godewijckstraat 30, 3311 Gz Dordrecht, Netherlands. (Springer - www.springer.com; Journal of Polymer Research - www.springerlink.com/content/1022-9760/)
Our news correspondents report that additional information may be obtained by contacting A. Gheibi, Amirkabir Univ Technol, ATMT Res Inst, Dept. of Text Engn, Tehran, Iran. Additional authors for this research include M. Latifi, A.A. Merati and R. Bagherzadeh.
Keywords for this news article include: Iran, Asia, Tehran, Polymer Research
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