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Journal of Nanomaterials
Volume 2011, Article ID 317673, 17 pages
http://dx.doi.org/10.1155/2011/317673
Review Article

Design Modifications in Electrospinning Setup for Advanced Applications

1NUS Nanoscience and Nanotechnology Initiative, National University of Singapore, Singapore 117576
2School of Materials Science and Engineering, Nanyang Technological University, 50 Nanyang Avenue, Singapore 639798

Received 12 July 2011; Accepted 28 August 2011

Academic Editor: Yanqiu Zhu

Copyright © 2011 Rahul Sahay et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.

Abstract

The paper deals with the modification made to the general electrospinning setup. The emphasis is given to characterize the designs based on their applicability. Four basic categories are identified, namely, patterned fibers, fiber yarns, multicomponent, and deposition area of the fiber mat obtained. The mathematical modeling to better understand the physics behind the modification made to the general electrospinning setup is presented. Emphasis is given to critically analyse these categories on the basis of the applications served by them. Each of these categories is found to serve a specific poll of advanced application enabling the researchers to make a calculated choice for the design of the electrospinning setup for particular application.