Poly(dicyclopentadiene) submicron fibers produced by electrospinning

Leon M. Bellan, Geoffrey W. Coates, Harold G. Craighead

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Abstract

We have used the process of electrospinning to produce fibers of poly(dicyclopentadiefce) with diameters on the submicron scale. The material, formed from a monomer-catalyst solution, polymerized in flight dating the electrospinning process. Fibers were collected over trenches etched in silicon and the Young's moduli's were measured using an atomic force microscope to measure force-displacement curves. The resulting values of Young's moduli are larger than typical values for bulk polymer material.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)511-515
Number of pages5
JournalMacromolecular rapid communications
Volume27
Issue number7
DOIs
StatePublished - Apr 3 2006

Keywords

  • Electrospinning
  • Fibers
  • In-flight polymerization
  • Mechanical properties
  • Poly(dicyclopentadiene)

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Polymers and Plastics
  • Materials Chemistry

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