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Material encapsulation and transport in core–shell micro/nanofibers, polymer and carbon nanotubes and micro/nanochannels

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Abstract

In this article, we review recent work on the co-electrospinning of polymer core–shell nanofibers and the manufacture of hollow nanotubes. The encapsulation and release of bioactive compounds from co-electrospun core–shell fibers is considered next, bearing in mind such applications as sensors and drug release. Then, nanofluidic phenomena in nanotubes made via co-electrospinning (as well as via the other processes) are discussed. We also consider dielectrophoresis in microchannels as a possible tool for the separation of viruses, nanoparticles and macromolecules.

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The article was received on 18 Dec 2006, accepted on 30 Mar 2007 and first published on 24 Apr 2007


Article type: Feature Article
DOI: 10.1039/B618508H
J. Mater. Chem., 2007,17, 2585-2599

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    Material encapsulation and transport in core–shell micro/nanofibers, polymer and carbon nanotubes and micro/nanochannels

    A. L. Yarin, E. Zussman, J. H. Wendorff and A. Greiner, J. Mater. Chem., 2007, 17, 2585
    DOI: 10.1039/B618508H

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