Publication
Title
Investigation of plasma-induced chemistry in organic solutions for enhanced electrospun PLA nanofibers
Author
Abstract
Electrospinning is a versatile technique for the fabrication of polymer‐based nano/microfibers. Both physical and chemical characteristics of pre‐electrospinning polymer solutions affect the morphology and chemistry of electrospun nanofibers. An atmospheric‐pressure plasma jet has previously been shown to induce physical modifications in polylactic acid (PLA) solutions. This work aims at investigating the plasma‐induced chemistry in organic solutions of PLA, and their effects on the resultant PLA nanofibers. Therefore, very broad range of gas, liquid, and solid (nanofiber) analyzing techniques has been applied. Plasma alters the acidity of the solutions. SEM studies illustrated that complete fiber morphology enhancement only occurred when both PLA and solvent molecules were exposed to pre‐electrospinning plasma treatment. Additionally, the surface chemistry of the PLA nanofibers was mostly preserved.
Language
English
Source (journal)
Plasma processes and polymers. - Weinheim
Publication
Weinheim : 2018
ISSN
1612-8850
Volume/pages
15:6(2018), 18 p.
Article Reference
e1700226
ISI
000436407300005
Medium
E-only publicatie
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UAntwerpen
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Research group
Project info
Towards a fundamental understanding of a gliding arc discharge for the purpose of greenhouse gas conversion into value-added chemicals (GlidArc).
PLASMATS: Plasma-assisted development and functionalization of electrospun mats for tissue engineering purposes
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Subject
Affiliation
Publications with a UAntwerp address
External links
Web of Science
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Creation 12.07.2018
Last edited 06.09.2021
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