Chip-based microfabricated electrospinning nozzles

Leon M. Bellan, Chris Alpha, Tom Corso, Jack Henion, Harold G. Craighead

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Abstract

The authors have used microfabricated nozzles with inner diameters as small as 5 μm to produce electrospinning jets. A chip containing an array of individually addressable nozzles was incorporated with a commercial automated fluid delivery system and a floating high voltage supply. Using this system, the authors were able to produce polymeric nanofibers with various geometries, including beads-on-a-string, straight continuous fiber, and fibers that had broken in flight. The authors have shown that the use of this small electrospinning nozzle produces a smaller, more uniform spot compared to other source geometries.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)2539-2542
Number of pages4
JournalJournal of Vacuum Science and Technology B: Microelectronics and Nanometer Structures
Volume26
Issue number6
DOIs
StatePublished - 2008

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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