Fabrication of Polystyrene Fibers Containing Nanoparticles of TiO2 and ZnO by Electrospinning

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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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Materials Science Forum (Volumes 561-565)

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Young Won Chang, Nack J. Kim and Chong Soo Lee

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663-666

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M. Kobayashi et al., "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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DOI: https://doi.org/10.1002/mame.200690012

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