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Characterisation of internal morphologies in electrospun fibers by X-ray tomographic microscopy

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Abstract

Electrospun fabrics for use in, for example, tissue engineering, wound dressings, textiles, filters and membranes have attracted a lot of attention due to their morphological nanoscale architectures which enhance their physical properties. A thorough detailed internal morphological study has been performed on electrospun polystyrene (PS) fibers produced from dimethylformamide (DMF) solutions. Investigations by transmission electron microscopy (TEM) and thorough studies for the first time by synchrotron based X-ray tomographic microscopy (XTM) revealed that the individual electrospun PS fibers and beads have a graded density and in some cases even an internal porous structure.

Graphical abstract: Characterisation of internal morphologies in electrospun fibers by X-ray tomographic microscopy

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The article was received on 22 Mar 2011, accepted on 08 Jul 2011 and first published on 15 Aug 2011


Article type: Communication
DOI: 10.1039/C1NR10304K
Citation: Nanoscale, 2011,3, 3594-3597
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    Characterisation of internal morphologies in electrospun fibers by X-ray tomographic microscopy

    J. V. Nygaard, T. Uyar, M. Chen, P. Cloetens, P. Kingshott and F. Besenbacher, Nanoscale, 2011, 3, 3594
    DOI: 10.1039/C1NR10304K

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