Paper Title:
Fabrication of Polystyrene Fibers Containing Nanoparticles of TiO2 and ZnO by Electrospinning
  Abstract

Polystyrene fibers were fabricated by electrospinning. Polystyrene resin was dissolved in chloroform, N,N-dimethylformamide, or their mixtures. In experiments with 10 wt-% solutions of polystyrene in various solvents, a 1:1 solvent mixture was found to be optimal. In the 1:1 solvent, an increase in polystyrene concentration resulted in a decrease in the number of beads on the electrospun fibers and an increase in their diameter. A 20 wt% solution of polystyrene gave fibers with a diameter of about 1.8 $m with almost no beads. Polystyrene fibers containing nanoparticles were prepared by electrospinning 20 wt% polystyrene solutions containing dispersed nanoparticles of TiO2 or ZnO. The concentrations of nanoparticles in the electrospun fibers, determined by energy dispersive X-ray spectroscopic analysis, were less than expected.

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Periodical
Materials Science Forum (Volumes 561-565)
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Edited by
Young Won Chang, Nack J. Kim and Chong Soo Lee
Pages
663-666
DOI
10.4028/www.scientific.net/MSF.561-565.663
Citation
M. Kobayashi, M. Egashira, T. Konno, "Fabrication of Polystyrene Fibers Containing Nanoparticles of TiO2 and ZnO by Electrospinning", Materials Science Forum, Vols. 561-565, pp. 663-666, 2007
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October 2007
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