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Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/1807/25481

Title: Drawing suspended polymer micro-/nanofibers using glass micropipettes
Authors: Nain, A. S.
Wong, J. C.
Amon, C. H.
Sitti, M.
Keywords: drawing (mechanical)
nanostructured materials
polymer fibres
solidification
polymer structure
molecular weight
Issue Date: Sep-2006
Publisher: American Institute of Physics
Citation: Nain AS, Wong JC, Amon C, Sitti M. Drawing suspended polymer micro-/nanofibers using glass micropipettes. Applied Physics Letters. 2006;89(18).
Series/Report no.: Applied Physics Letters
Vol. 89 No. 18
Abstract: This letter proposes a method for fabricating suspended micro-/nanoscale polymer fibers continuously, in which polymeric micro-/nanofibers are formed by drawing and solidification of a viscous liquid polymer solution which is pumped through a glass micropipette. By controlling the drawing parameters, this method is demonstrated to form networks of suspended fibers having amorphous internal structure and uniform diameters from micrometers down to sub-50-nm for different molecular weights of polystyrene dissolved in xylene.
Description: Originally published in Applied Physics Letters vol. 89 no. 18. Copyright of American Institute of Physics and IEEE. IEEE holds all copyright of this article. American Institute of Physics and IEEE allow the final published version of author's own work to be deposited in institutional repositories.
URI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1063/1.2372694
http://apl.aip.org/resource/1/applab/v89/i18/p183105_s1
http://hdl.handle.net/1807/25481
ISSN: 0003-6951 (print)
1077-3118 (online)
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