THE DETERMINATION OF ANIONIC AND NON-IONIC SURFACTANT EFFECT ON ELECTROSPUN NANO FIBERS


Yeneri F., Jirsak O., Yalcinkaya B.

18th International Conference on Structure and Structural Mechanics of Textile Fabrics (STRUTEX), Liberec, Czech Republic, 01 December 2011, pp.331-337 identifier

  • Publication Type: Conference Paper / Full Text
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  • City: Liberec
  • Country: Czech Republic
  • Page Numbers: pp.331-337

Abstract

Parameters that affect the electrospinning process have been studied for many years. Surface tension and conductivity are two of the most important parameters for electrospun nanofibers. Here we report a series of polyvinyl alcohol nanofibers by adding various concentrations of non-ionic and anionic surfactants. We observed the changes in fiber quality and morphology due to decreasing surface tension and increasing conductivity. In the best case example, good quality of fibers was spun by adding anionic surfactant but adding non-ionic surfactant showed negative effect.