Colloid and Polymer Science

, Volume 296, Issue 11, pp 1849–1855 | Cite as

Magnetorheological characterization and electrospinnability of ultrasound-treated polymer solutions containing magnetic nanoparticles

  • Petra PeerEmail author
  • Martin Stenicka
  • Petr Filip
  • Nadezda Pizurova
  • Vladimir Babayan
Original Contribution


In order to fabricate a magnetic nanofibrous membrane by electrospinning, it is necessary to follow a suitable method for incorporating nanoparticles into a polymer solution. Ultrasound treatment represents a very effective technique for distributing magnetic nanoparticles within polymer solutions. Adverse effects caused by sonication over time on the given nanofibrous membrane (polymer degradation and appearance of defects) were evaluated by using rotational (magneto)rheometry, transmission and scanning electron microscopy, and magnetometry. A magnetorheological approach was selected to estimate the optimal duration of sonication, and findings were experimentally verified. It was concluded that the processed nanofibrous membrane showed promise as an advanced magnetoactive device.


Magnetorheological efficiency Magnetic nanoparticles Ultrasound treatment Poly(ethylene oxide) solution Electrospun nanofibres 



The authors P.P. and P.F. wish to express their gratitude for the institutional support they received (RVO 67985874). The authors M.S. and V.B. thank the Ministry of Education, Youth and Sports of the Czech Republic for the backing given under Program NPU I (LO1504). The author N.P. also is grateful to the Ministry of Education, Youth and Sports of the Czech Republic for its grant under the project m-IPMinfra (CZ.02.1.01/0.0/0.0/16_013/0001823).

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The authors declare that they have no conflict of interest.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Petra Peer
    • 1
    Email author
  • Martin Stenicka
    • 2
  • Petr Filip
    • 1
  • Nadezda Pizurova
    • 3
  • Vladimir Babayan
    • 2
  1. 1.Institute of Hydrodynamics of the Czech Academy of SciencesPrague 6Czech Republic
  2. 2.Centre of Polymer Systems, University InstituteTomas Bata University in ZlinZlinCzech Republic
  3. 3.Institute of Physics of Materials of the Czech Academy of SciencesBrnoCzech Republic

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