Electric field analysis of spinneret design for needleless electrospinning of nanofibers

Wang, Xin and Wang, Xungai and Lin, Tong (2012) Electric field analysis of spinneret design for needleless electrospinning of nanofibers. Journal of Materials Research, 27 (23). pp. 3013-3019. ISSN 0884-2914


Concentrated electric field is crucial in generation of needleless electrospinning; the electric field profile together with electric field intensity of the spinneret directly affect the needleless electrospinning performance. Understanding the electric field of different spinnerets would definitely benefit the design and optimization of needleless electrospinning. Three-dimensional (3D) finite
element analysis has been used to analyze the electric field profile and electric field intensity of different spinnerets for needleless electrospinning by using the simulation software COMSOL Multiphysics 3.5a. It has been found that evolution of the spinneret of needleless electrospinning from cylinder to multiple disks and then to multiple rings results in stronger and more concentrated
electric field. The analysis based on 3D simulation of the electric field could benefit further development of needleless electrospinning in which the production rate and quality of as-spun nanofibers are of great importance.

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Item Type: Article (Commonwealth Reporting Category C)
Refereed: Yes
Item Status: Live Archive
Additional Information: Copyright Materials Research Society 2012. This article may be reproduced in whole or in part for the purposes of study, research, or review, but is subject to the inclusion of an acknowledgment of the source.
Faculty/School / Institute/Centre: Historic - Faculty of Engineering and Surveying - No Department
Date Deposited: 15 Jul 2014 23:51
Last Modified: 06 Feb 2018 01:36
Uncontrolled Keywords: 3D; simulation; electric field intensity; jet formation
Fields of Research : 08 Information and Computing Sciences > 0801 Artificial Intelligence and Image Processing > 080110 Simulation and Modelling
02 Physical Sciences > 0203 Classical Physics > 020302 Electrostatics and Electrodynamics
09 Engineering > 0910 Manufacturing Engineering > 091012 Textile Technology
Socio-Economic Objective: B Economic Development > 86 Manufacturing > 8604 Leather Products, Fibre Processing and Textiles > 860499 Leather Products, Fibre Processing and Textiles not elsewhere classified
Identification Number or DOI: 10.1557/jmr.2012.346
URI: http://eprints.usq.edu.au/id/eprint/25506

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