Project

Modification of polymer solutions by electrical discharges generated above and inside the liquid phase.

Duration
01 January 2015 → 31 December 2020
Funding
Research Foundation - Flanders (FWO)
Research disciplines
  • Natural sciences
    • Applied mathematics in specific fields
    • Classical physics
    • Physics of gases, plasmas and electric discharges
  • Engineering and technology
    • Other mechanical and manufacturing engineering
    • Process engineering
    • Polymeric materials
    • Other materials engineering
Keywords
plasma technology polymer solutions plasma & textiles electrospinning nanofibers
 
Project description

This research proposal has the intention to explore plasma technology in the field of electrospinning. To improve the electrospinnability of polymer solutions, different non-thermal plasmas generated at atmospheric pressure will be applied. By combining electrospinning with plasma technology, it should become possible to improve the electrospinnability of polymer solutions and to control the structure of the resultant electrospun nanofibers.