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Modeling Light Reflection from Polyacrylonitrile Nanofiber

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Abstract:

One of the most important techniques to spinning polymer fibers with diameter in nanometer scale is electrospining process. Nanofibers with various range of diameter from few tens nanometers to micrometers, can have large specific areas, are produced under a high electric field by this technique. The nanofiber diameter depends on many parameters such as applied electric field, the polymer concentrations, the rate of injection and nozzle-collector distance. Current work presents a geometric model able to predict the optical properties of polyacrylonitrile nanofibers. Predicted model indicate that the reflectance and lightness increased by decreasing the nanofiber diameter. In addition, the colorfulness of nanofiber decreased with decreasing diameter.

Keywords: GEOMETRIC-MODEL; NANOFIBER; OPTICAL-PROPERTIES; POLYACRYLONITRILE; PREDICTION; REFLECTANCE

Document Type: Research Article

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1166/jctn.2010.1376

Publication date: February 1, 2010

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  • Journal of Computational and Theoretical Nanoscience is an international peer-reviewed journal with a wide-ranging coverage, consolidates research activities in all aspects of computational and theoretical nanoscience into a single reference source. This journal offers scientists and engineers peer-reviewed research papers in all aspects of computational and theoretical nanoscience and nanotechnology in chemistry, physics, materials science, engineering and biology to publish original full papers and timely state-of-the-art reviews and short communications encompassing the fundamental and applied research.
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