Characterization and tensile strength of HPC-PEO composite fibers produced by electrospinning

Lijo Francis, A. Balakrishnan, K. P. Sanosh, E. Marsano*

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Abstract

Hydroxypropylcellulose (HPC) and polyethylene oxide (PEO) were dissolved in water in order to be electrospun. The electrospun membranes showed porous structure with fibers having diameter of 255 ± 65 nm. Synthesized silver nanoparticles of 5-8 nm were embedded into the HPC/PEO matrix to improve the strength. It was seen that the embedding of silver particles into the polymer matrix improved the membrane strength ∼ 4 times.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1806-1808
Number of pages3
JournalMaterials Letters
Volume64
Issue number16
DOIs
StatePublished - Aug 31 2010

Keywords

  • Electrospinning
  • Fibers
  • Nano-structures
  • Polymer
  • Tensile strength

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Materials Science(all)
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Mechanics of Materials
  • Mechanical Engineering

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