Journal of Nanoparticle Research

, Volume 8, Issue 6, pp 769–781

Electrospun composite nanofibers for functional applications

Authors

    • Materials Science and EngineeringStony Brook University
  • Perena Gouma
    • Materials Science and EngineeringStony Brook University
Article

DOI: 10.1007/s11051-005-9026-9

Cite this article as:
Sawicka, K.M. & Gouma, P. J Nanopart Res (2006) 8: 769. doi:10.1007/s11051-005-9026-9

Abstract

In this article an outline of studies conducted to date utilizing the process of electrospinning is presented. This overview for the first time focuses on research of composite nanofiber synthesis and their applications. The phenomenon of bringing materials to the nanometer scale not only improves their properties, but also creates entirely new ones. The electrospinning technique is a simple and versatile method that offers a time and cost effective production of strategic combinations of polymer and composites nanofibers useful for numerous applications highlighted in this review. The future prospects of the field are also examined.

Key words

electrospinning nanofibers nanowires nanocomposites biosensing filtration semiconductors

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