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Electrospun Nanofibers: New Trends in Process and Applications

Call for Papers

Electrospinning is one of the important processes to generate nanofibers. Although it is a traditional process, there are still plenty of new research points related to the process itself such as different electrode designs, mapping of the electric fields, applying additional magnetic fields, and designing of collectors to obtain aligned nanofibers. Moreover, some new trends in generating different structures of nanofibers are still in process such as core- shell nanofibers. In another point, mathematical modeling of electrospinning process with different electrodes designs is still a promising research point of interest to be integrated with the experimental outcomes via estimation of mean diameter of nanofibers and its deposition area.

Regarding the applications, there is a developed usage of electrospun nanofibers in wide variety of applications. However, in this call for papers, there is a major focus on the integration of electrospun nanofibers within both biomedical applications and energy harvesting. In biomedicine, there are new trends to apply new nanocomposites of electrospun nanofibers with tissue scaffold for higher performance and efficiency. Furthermore, electrospun biocompatible nanofibers are extensively used in drug delivery process for higher surface-to-volume ratio. In another field, recent progress in aligned nanofibers of some nanocomposites has been achieved to be used as piezoelectric material for relatively low-cost and efficiency-developed energy harvesting materials.

This special issue focuses on different aspects of electrospun nanofibers including the process development, theoretical modeling of electric field distribution and its impact, new used nanocomposites/nanostructures, and the integration of electrospun nanofibers in the aforementioned applications. Research papers, including original research data, are encouraged to be submitted and peer-reviewed through this special issue. Also, review articles are welcomed to describe the current state of the art in the electrospinning process and its biomedical/energy applications.

Potential topics include but are not limited to the following:

  • Electrospinning process modeling
  • New designs of electrospinning electrodes
  • New structures and materials of electrospun nanofibers
  • New trends in tissue scaffold using electrospun nanofibers
  • Drug delivery enhancement via biocompatible nanofibers
  • Energy harvesting using piezoelectric electrospun nanofibers

Authors can submit their manuscripts through the Manuscript Tracking System at https://mts.hindawi.com/submit/journals/jnm/elna/.

Submission DeadlineFriday, 23 March 2018
Publication DateAugust 2018

Papers are published upon acceptance, regardless of the Special Issue publication date.

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