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Nanofibers - from Preparation to Applications

Edited by Gustavo Morari Do Nascimento

Universidade Federal do ABC

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Nanofibers Polymers Composites Spectroscopy Characterization Functionalization Synthesis Fire-Retardant Modified Electrodes FTIR Raman Synchrotron Techniques

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In recent years the synthesis of polymers with controlled morphology is one of the big deals in the polymer science and technology. With the emergence of nanotechnology, researchers become more interested in studying the unique properties of nanoscale materials. There are different ways to produce polymeric nanofibers, as example the polymerization of aromatic monomers into media having large organic acids. Uniform nanofibers (from 30 to 200 nm) can also be obtained when the polymerization is done at an aqueous-organic interface. Thus, the template-free methods, such as interfacial, seeding and micellar can be employed as different “bottom-up” approaches to obtain pure polymeric nanofibers. The possibility to prepare nanostructured polymers by self-assembly with reduced post-synthesis processing warrants further study and application of these materials, especially in the field of nanomaterials. The notable applications include in tissue engineering, biosensors, filtration, wound dressings, drug delivery, and enzyme immobilization. In this book, this amazing new area of polymeric nanofibers will be reviewed concerning the state-or-art results of synthesis, spectroscopic characterization and applications. The main goal of this book is to contribute in the rationalization of some important results obtained in this open area of polymeric nanofibers. 

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Gustavo Morari Do Nascimento

Universidade Federal do ABC

Dr. Gustavo Morari do Nascimento has a position as professor at Federal University of ABC. It has strong experience in many fields related to characterization of nanomaterials by using spectroscopic techniques associated to microscopic resolution. It obtained a doctoral degree from University of São Paulo (USP) on 2004 writing a thesis about spectroscopic characterization of nanocomposites formed by conducting polymers and clays. Afterwards, it spent on 2007/2008 a post-doctoral degree at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) in the resonance Raman study of double-walled carbon nanotubes doped with halogens under guidance of the legendary Mildred S. Dresselhaus. Back to Brazil, it has spent three years (2009-2011) at Federal University of Minas Gerais (UFMG) working with synthesis of nanostructured carbon modified with molecular magnets. Nowadays, his research focus is on molecular characterization of modified carbon nanostructured materials and polymer nanocomposites by using different spectroscopic techniques. Resonance Raman and SERS (surface enhanced Raman spectroscopy) coupled to microscopy techniques added to X-ray absorption techniques at National Synchrotron Light Laboratory have been the main techniques employed in the investigation.

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