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Nanotech 2012 Vol. 1
Nanotech 2012 Vol. 1
Nanotechnology 2012: Advanced Materials, CNTs, Particles, Films and Composites (Volume 1)
Chapter 4: Nanoparticle Synthesis & Applications

A simple approach for the synthesis of anisometric particles by electrospinning

Authors:K. Friedemann
Affilation:Max-Planck-Institut for Polymer Research Mainz, DE
Pages:453 - 456
Keywords:anisometric particles, colloid electrospinning
Abstract:We developed a new and simple approach to fabricate large amounts of anisometric particles via controlled fragmentation of electrospun composite nanofibers. Polystyrene nanoparticles were embedded as void precursors in silica fibers by electrospinning of mixed dispersions of silica and polystyrene (PS) nanoparticles resulting in silica fibers with defects after calcination. The mayority of the fibers could be broken at these defects via sonication resulting in rod-shaped fiber segments of defined length.
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