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Title: Porous tubular structures with controlled fibre orientation using a modified electrospinning method
Authors: Teo, W.E.
Kotaki, M. 
Mo, X.M. 
Ramakrishna, S. 
Issue Date: 1-Jun-2005
Citation: Teo, W.E., Kotaki, M., Mo, X.M., Ramakrishna, S. (2005-06-01). Porous tubular structures with controlled fibre orientation using a modified electrospinning method. Nanotechnology 16 (6) : 918-924. ScholarBank@NUS Repository.
Abstract: Electrospinning offers an avenue to produce small diameter tubes made out of nanofibres. However, to date, most tubes from electrospun fibres have been either random fibres or from sheets that were rolled into tubes. Although there have been suggestions of getting tubes made of circumferentially aligned fibres, this is the first time that a method used to create a tube made of diagonally aligned electrospun fibres has been described. This tube was formed by depositing fibres on a rotating tube during electrospinning to give a resultant tube with uniform thickness and superior all round mechanical strength without any line of weakness. A knife-edged auxiliary electrode was given a charge that was opposite to that of the charge given to the needle to create an electrostatic field that encouraged fibre alignment on a rotating tube collector. A tubular structure made of nanofibres aligned in a diagonal direction was produced through electrospinning. © 2005 IOP Publishing Ltd.
Source Title: Nanotechnology
ISSN: 09574484
DOI: 10.1088/0957-4484/16/6/049
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