Physical Principles of Electrospinning (Electrospinning as a Nano-Scale Technology of the Twenty-First Century)

After introducing the history and process of electrospinning, this book, Volume 41.2 of the journal Textiles Progress, highlights the self-organization of fluid in electrospinning. It then describes the jet path and its possible control by special collectors and spinning electrodes. The authors also discuss two electrospinning variants (melt and core-shell electrospinning) as well as two exceptional features of electrospinning (electric wind and accompanying irradiations). The book concludes with a discussion on the quality of polymeric solutions for electrospinning from the standpoint of Hansen solubility parameters and entanglements among polymeric chains.