Titania nanofibers prepared by electrospinning


Tekmen C., Suslu A., CÖCEN Ü.

MATERIALS LETTERS, vol.62, no.29, pp.4470-4472, 2008 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 62 Issue: 29
  • Publication Date: 2008
  • Doi Number: 10.1016/j.matlet.2008.08.002
  • Journal Name: MATERIALS LETTERS
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.4470-4472
  • Keywords: Nanomaterials, Electrospinning, TiO2, Nanofiber, Discontinuity, Bead, Morphology, TIO2 NANOFIBERS, OXIDE FIBERS, MORPHOLOGY
  • Dokuz Eylül University Affiliated: Yes

Abstract

TiO2 nanofibers with a diameter of 54-78 nm have been successfully prepared by electrospinning method using a solution that contained poly(vinyl pyrrolidone) (PVP) and Ti(IV)-isopropoxide. The effect of viscosity and applied electric field on the morphology of the electrospun titania fibers was investigated. It has been observed that the increase in electric field causes bead formation and discontinuity in nanofiber morphology. (C) 2008 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.