On the Nature of Electric Current in the Electrospinning Process

Yalcinkaya B., Yener F., Jirsak O., CENGİZ ÇALLIOĞLU F.

JOURNAL OF NANOMATERIALS, 2013 (Peer-Reviewed Journal) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
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  • Publication Date: 2013
  • Doi Number: 10.1155/2013/538179
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded, Scopus


The electric currents between electrodes in the electrospinning process are based on the movement of charge carriers through the spinning space. The majority of the charge carriers are formed by ionization of the air close to the metallic needle and to the polymer jet. The salt contained in the polymer solution contributes to the concentration of charge carriers, depending on its amount. The conductivity of polymer jets does not significantly affect the current since the jets do not link the electrodes.