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Edited by Ashok Kumar

Tezpur University, India

“There’s Plenty of Room at the Bottom” ⎯ this was the title of the lecture Prof. Richard Feynman delivered at California Institute of Technology on December 29, 1959 at the American Physical Society meeting. He considered the possibility to manipulate matter on an atomic scale. Indeed, the design and controllable synthesis of nanomaterials have attracted much attention because of their distinctive geometries and novel physical and chemical properties. For the last two decades nano-scaled materials in the form of nanofibers, nanoparticles, nanotubes, nanoclays, nanorods, nanodisks, nanoribbons, nanowhiskers etc. have been investigated with increased interest due to their enormous advantages, such as large surface area and active surface sites. Among all nanostructures, nanofibers have attracted tremendous interest in nanotechnology and biomedical engineering owing to the ease of controllable production processes, low pore size and superior mechanical properties for a range of applications in diverse areas such as catalysis, sensors, medicine, pharmacy, drug delivery, tissue engineering, filtration, textile, adhesive, aerospace, capacitors, transistors, battery separators, energy storage, fuel cells, information technology, photonic structures and flat panel displays, just to mention a few. Nanofibers are continuous filaments of generally less than about 1000 nm diameters. Nanofibers of a variety of cellulose and non-cellulose based materials can be produced by a variety of techniques such as phase separation, self assembly, drawing, melt fibrillation, template synthesis, electro-spinning, and solution spinning. They reduce the handling problems mostly associated with the nanoparticles. Nanoparticles can agglomerate and form clusters, whereas nanofibers form a mesh that stays intact even after regeneration. The present book is a result of contributions of experts from international scientific community working in different areas and types of nanofibers. The book thoroughly covers latest topics on different varieties of nanofibers. It provides an up-to-date insightful coverage to the synthesis, characterization, functional properties and potential device applications of nanofibers in specialized areas. We hope that this book will prove to be timely and thought provoking and will serve as a valuable reference for researchers working in different areas of nanofibers. Special thanks goes to the authors for their valuable contributions.

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NanofibersEdited by Ashok Kumar

Published: February 1st 2010

DOI: 10.5772/45660

ISBN: 978-953-7619-86-2

eBook (PDF) ISBN: 978-953-51-4560-8

Copyright year: 2010

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113002 Total Chapter Downloads

79 Crossref Citations

177 Web of Science Citations

218 Dimensions Citations


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1. Carbon Nanofibers as Macro-Structured Catalytic Support

By Ricardo Vieira


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2. Nanofiber Reinforced Composite Polymer Electrolyte Membranes

By A. Kumar and M. Deka


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3. Nanoreinforced Adhesives

By Silvia G. Prolongo, María R. Gude and Alejandro Ureña


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4. Fabrication of Bio-Nanocomposite Nanofibers Mimicking the Mineralized Hard Tissues via Electrospinning Process

By Gyeong-Man Kim


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5. Diversity of Nanofibers from Electrospinning: from Graphitic Carbons to Ternary Oxides.

By Yu Wang, Idalia Ramos and Jorge J. Santiago-Aviles


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6. Preparation of Functionalized Nanofibers and Their Applications

By Young-Seak Lee and Ji Sun Im


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7. Keratin-based Nanofibres

By Claudio Tonin, Annalisa Aluigi, Alessio Varesano and Claudia Vineis


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8. In Situ Probing of Oxygen-Containing Groups on Acid-treated Carbon Nanofibers using Aromatic Molecules

By Hiromasa Nishikiori, Satoshi Kubota, Nobuaki Tanaka, Morinobu Endo, and Tsuneo Fujii


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9. Preparation of Cellulose-based Nanofibers Using Electrospinning

By Youn-Mook Lim, Hui-Jeong Gwon, Joon Pyo Jeun, and Young-Chang Nho


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10. Nanofibrous Scaffolds of Bio-Polyesters: In Vitro and In Vivo Characterizations and Tissue Response

By Hui Ying Tang, Daisuke Ishii, Kumar Sudesh, Tetsuji Yamaoka and Tadahisa Iwata


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11. Photocatalyst Nanofibers Obtained by Calcination of Organic-Inorganic Hybrids

By Koji Nakane and Nobuo Ogata


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12. Electrochemical and Adsorption Properties of Catalytically Formed Carbon Nanofibers

By Liliana Olenic, Stela Pruneanu, Valer Almasan and Alexandru R. Biris


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13. Synthesis of Carbon Nanofibers by a Glow-Arc Discharge

By Marquidia Pacheco, Joel Pacheco and Ricardo Valdivia


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14. Morphology and Dispersion of Pristine and Modified Carbon Nanofibers in Water

By Jian Zhao


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15. Non-Catalytic, Low-Temperature Synthesis of Carbon Nanofibers by Plasma-Enhanced Chemical Vapor Deposition

By Shinsuke Mori and Masaaki Suzuki


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16. Carbon Nanotubes Reinforced Electrospun Polymer Nanofibres

By Minoo Naebe, Tong Lin and Xungai Wang


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17. On the Electron Transport in Conducting Polymer Nanofibers

By Natalya A. Zimbovskaya


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18. Spectroscopy of Polyaniline Nanofibers

By Gustavo M. Do Nascimento


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19. Fabrication of Ceramic Nanofibers Using Atrane Precursor

By Bussarin Ksapabutr and Manop Panapoy


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20. Organic Fluorescent Nanofibers and Sub-Micrometer Rods

By Suzanne Fery-Forgues and Clara Fournier-Noël


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21. Synthesis of Alumina Nanofibers and Composites

By Mohamad Ridzuan Noordin and Kong Yong Liew


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22. Core-Shell Nanofibers: Nano Channel and Capsule by Coaxial Electrospinning

By Fengyu Li, Yong Zhao and Yanlin Song


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