Nanofibers are a flexible material with a huge range of potential applications in such areas as technical textiles.ÿ "Functional nanofibers and their applications" summarizes key trends in the processing and applications of these exciting materials.ÿ Part one focuses on the types and processing of nanofibers. Beginning with an overview of the principles and techniques involved in their production, it goes on to review core-shell, aligned, porous and gradient nanofibers.ÿ Other chapters explore the processing and application of composite functional nanofibers, carbon and polymer nanofiber reinforcements in polymer matrix composites, and inorganic functional nanofibers. ÿPart one concludes with a consideration of surface functionalization. ÿPart two reviews a wide variety of functional nanofiber applications, such as their use in filtration, drug delivery and tissue engineering applications, lithium-ion batteries, sensor applications, protective clothing, food processing and water purification.ÿ The final chapter eals with future trends in the processing of functional nanofibers.
Series: Woodhead Publishing Series in Textiles
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Number Of Pages: 448
Published: 4th June 2012
Dimensions (cm): 23.4 x 15.6 x 2.5
Weight (kg): 0.798