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Journal Article (Refereed)
May 2013

Solvent effect on electrospinning of nanotubes: The case of magnesium

Fu, J & Zhang, J & Peng, Y & Li, X & He, Y & Zhang, Z & Pan, X & Mellors, N & Xie, E 2013, 'Solvent effect on electrospinning of nanotubes: The case of magnesium', Journal of Alloys and Compounds, 577 , pp.97-102.


In this work, we have demonstrated that the solvent plays a critical role in the nanotubes formation process which can be controlled by the ambient temperature. It is believed that the ambient temperature and the rate of evaporation of the solvent during the electrospinning process are the major factors controlling the formation of different electrospun nanofibre morphologies. By their very nature, electrospun different nanofibre morphologies depend on the competition between the phase separation dynamics and the evaporation rate of solvent controlled by the phase diagram of the polymer solution. In our experiments, MgFe

temperature (ethanol at room temperature and deionized water homogeneous temperature field of 45 C) by single capillary electrospinning process, and compared with MgFe deionized water at room temperature. A possible formation mechanism, morphology template effect combined with phase separation theory, is proposed to interpret the formation process of the MgFe

nanotubes. Detailed morphology, structural characterizations show that individual MgFe are made of MgFe and individual nanocrystals are single crystal with a cubic spinel structure. In addition, the magnetic properties of MgFe


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External Authors

Erqing Xie

Xiaodong Li

Yongmin He

Zhenxing Zhang

Xiaojun Pan

Jiecai Fu

Junli Zhang

Yong Peng

Publication Details

Journal Name
Journal of Alloys and Compounds