A new mechanism for the electrospinning of nanoyarns

Mohamed Bazbouz, George K Stylios*

*Corresponding author for this work

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A new electromechanical mechanism for spinning "core electrospun nanoyarn" is researched, designed, and implemented. SEM images have shown that the deposited nanofibers were wrapped helically around the core filament resulting in a core electrospun nanoyarn. The parameters of this mechanism such as feed-in angles, twist rates, and take-up speeds are analytically investigated. Twist rates of 500 to 750 revolutions per minute, core feed-in angle of 0°, and take-up speed of 1.5 cm/s were found optimum for successfully producing core electrospun nanoyarn. This nanoyarn is expected to find many applications in industrial and medical textiles.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)195-201
Number of pages7
JournalJournal of Applied Polymer Science
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 5 Apr 2012


  • fibers
  • nanotechnology
  • nylon

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Materials Chemistry
  • Polymers and Plastics
  • Surfaces, Coatings and Films
  • Chemistry(all)


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