Lab news: Electrospinning demo
Demo experiment: Electrospinning demo of polystyrene fibres from dichloromethane solution
Wiwat organised this demo for the Basque government visit to illustrate the "nanofibres on demand" and fibre printing ideas. The experiment was electrospinning of polystyrene fibres from dichloromethane solution. The photo shows our main electrospinning tool, which is the best option for solutions in toxic solvents - we attached an exhaust pipe to the large transparent box.
At left (see also teaser image), the screen shows protein fibres (electron micrograph) and a high speed movie. On the table several demo samples of fibre meshes.