Special Issue on Nanofibers

Submission Deadline: Feb. 25, 2020

This special issue currently is open for paper submission and guest editor application.

  • Special Issue Editor
    • Ibrahim Alghoraibi
      Physics Department, Damascus University, Damascus, Syria
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    • Abdel Salam Makhlouf
      University of Texas Rio Grande Valley, Texas, USA
    • Pierre Basmaji
      Innovative Technology innovatecs, Sao Paulo, Brazil
    • Mohsen Jahanshahi
      Babol University of Technology, Babol, Iran
    • Yousef Mohammadi
      National Petrochemical Company, Tehran, Iran
    • Ahmed Barhoum
      Vrije Universiteit Brussel, Brussels, Belgium
    • Mikhael Bechelany
      European Institute of Membranes, Montpellier, France
  • Introduction

    Over the past few years, there has been a tremendous increase in the demand for polymeric nanofibers which are promising candidates for various applications including tissue engineering, medical textiles, blood vessels, nervous system, drug delivery, wound dressing, pharmaceuticals, drug encapsulation, cosmetics, Protective or smart clothing, filtration, sensors and sport apparel, etc. Nanofibers are also used in energy applications, such as photovoltaic cells, membrane fuel cells, etc. The current trend in nanofibers is to use them for micro power generation. High strength nanofibers may also be used as reinforcing agent in composite materials. To address this demand, researchers have turned to the development of various techniques for the fabrication of nanofibers such as drawing techniques, spinneret-based tunable engineered parameters method, Phase Separation, Self-Assembly, template synthesis, freeze-drying synthesis and interfacial polymerization of nanofibers. The electrospinning technique is well referenced for its effectiveness in the production of nanofibers. A number of techniques based on the conventional needle electrospinning model have been developed and patented over the past two decades and these include among others multi-jets electrospinning, needless electrospinning, Bubble electrospinning, Electroblowing, cylindrical porous hollow tube electrospinning, Melt electrospinning, Coaxial electrospinning, forcespinning, flash-spinning, self-bundling electrospinning, Nanospider electrospinning, charge injection electrospinning, .. etc.
    In recent years, with the development of nanoscience and nanotechnology, nanofibers have attracted widespread attentions in fundamental research and technological applications. Nanofibers have a wide range of advantages, such as low size (smaller than 100 nm), high aspect ratio, large specific surface area and high porosities. In addition, they also possess superior structural and physical properties not found in conventional fibers (bulk materials) e.g. These aspects and a wide variety of pure and blended, natural and synthetic, organic as well as inorganic polymers have already been successfully electrospun into fibers allowing the production of tailored nanofibrous webs for multiple applications.

    Aims and Scope:

    1. Nanofiber fabrication
    2. Characterization of Nanofibers
    3. Nanofiber applications
    4. Composites Nanofiber
    5. Electrospinning
    6. Modeling and simulation of nanofibrous

    Relevant topics that would be considered for inclusion in this special issue include, but are not limited to:

  • Guidelines for Submission

    Manuscripts can be submitted until the expiry of the deadline. Submissions must be previously unpublished and may not be under consideration elsewhere.

    Papers should be formatted according to the guidelines for authors (see: http://www.ajpst.org/submission). By submitting your manuscripts to the special issue, you are acknowledging that you accept the rules established for publication of manuscripts, including agreement to pay the Article Processing Charges for the manuscripts. Manuscripts should be submitted electronically through the online manuscript submission system at http://www.sciencepublishinggroup.com/login. All papers will be peer-reviewed. Accepted papers will be published continuously in the journal and will be listed together on the special issue website.

  • Published Papers

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