Electric Current in Polymer Solution Jet and Spinnability in the Needle less Electrospinning Process

CENGİZ ÇALLIOĞLU F., Jirsak O., Dayik M.

FIBERS AND POLYMERS, vol.13, no.10, pp.1266-1271, 2012 (Peer-Reviewed Journal) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 13 Issue: 10
  • Publication Date: 2012
  • Doi Number: 10.1007/s12221-012-1266-6
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded, Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.1266-1271


In this study, the electric current of polymer solution jet was measured during a needleless rod electrospinning process using memory oscilloscope recording. According to the results, electric current of solution jet increases as the polyurethane (PU) and tetraethylammonium bromide (TEAB) salt concentration increase. Especially at 17.5 and 20 wt% PU concentrations, electric current increases dramatically with TEAB concentration. Also, there is a strong relationship between the electric current in the solution jet, spinnability and the spinning performance of the roller electrospinning. Thus, the spinnability of polymer solutions can be easily estimated using this simple method.