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Open Access From Short Electrospun Nanofibers to Ultralight Aerogels with Tunable Pore Structure

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Nanofiber production by electrospinning has made great progress over the past two decades. Recently the research area was revolutionized by a novel post-processing approach. By cutting the endless and intertwined nanofibers into short pieces, it is now possible to reassemble them into interconnected 3D structures. Such highly porous structures are built from dispersed short nanofibers by freeze-casting. This solid templating process controls the structures' ultimate properties and architecture in terms of primary and secondary pores below 5 μm and between 10 and 300 μm, respectively. The objective of this review is to provide insight into this young field of research, in particular highlighting the processing steps, materials and current applications, from scaffolds for tissue engineering, acoustics, sensors and catalyst supports to filtration.
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Keywords: AEROGEL; ELECTROSPINNING; FREEZE-CASTING; SHORT NANOFIBERS; SOLID TEMPLATING

Document Type: Research Article

Affiliations: 1: Institute of Chemistry and Biotechnology Zurich University of Applied Sciences ZHAW Einsiedlerstrasse 31, CH-8820 Wädenswil 2: Institute of Chemistry and Biotechnology Zurich University of Applied Sciences ZHAW Einsiedlerstrasse 31, CH-8820 Wädenswil;, Email: [email protected]

Publication date: April 1, 2017

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