|Title: ||Drawing suspended polymer micro-/nanofibers using glass micropipettes|
|Authors: ||Nain, A. S.|
Wong, J. C.
Amon, C. H.
|Keywords: ||drawing (mechanical)|
|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.|
|ISSN: ||0003-6951 (print)|
|Appears in Collections:||Faculty of Applied Science and Engineering Office of the Dean|