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Title: Electrospun polyimide/titanium dioxide composite nanofibrous membrane by electrospinning and electrospraying
Authors: Lijo, F.
Marsano, E.
Vijila, C.
Barhate, R.S. 
Vijay, V.K.
Ramakrishna, S. 
Thavasi, V. 
Keywords: Biogas
Mechanical strength
Tensile strength
Issue Date: Feb-2011
Citation: Lijo, F., Marsano, E., Vijila, C., Barhate, R.S., Vijay, V.K., Ramakrishna, S., Thavasi, V. (2011-02). Electrospun polyimide/titanium dioxide composite nanofibrous membrane by electrospinning and electrospraying. Journal of Nanoscience and Nanotechnology 11 (2) : 1154-1159. ScholarBank@NUS Repository.
Abstract: Fibrous membrane with a fibre diameter of 229±35 nm was fabricated from polyimide solution by electrospinning. Nanofibrous membrane with a fibre diameter of 251±37 nm was fabricated by combined electrospinning and electrospraying for polyimide/TiO 2. Among the different solvents studied, ethanol was the effective solvent for dispersing the TiO 2 nanoparticles in the nanofibrous matrix during electrospraying. The average pore size of polyimide membrane was obtained in the range 0.79-0.89μm whereas the average pore size of polyimide/TiO 2 membrane was found to be in the range 1.23 μm. The tensile stress of polyimide nanofibrous membrane and also polyimide/TiO 2 composite fibrous membrane determined to be 0.36 MPa and 0.65 MPa respectively. Nanofibrous membrane containing TiO 2 nanoparticles on the surface of the polyimide nanofibres improved the mechanical stability of the membrane. Copyright © 2011 American Scientific Publishers All rights reserved.
Source Title: Journal of Nanoscience and Nanotechnology
ISSN: 15334880
DOI: 10.1166/jnn.2011.3109
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