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Electrospun nanofibers can be prepared with tunable diameters in the range of 100 to 200 nm and continuous length, which entangle in the form of a web as they are produced. Since electrospinning allows preparation of these webs in a layer-by-layer fashion, the layers’ fiber diameter, thickness, and material can be individually selected and controlled. This, in turn, allows easy manipulation of the porosity, surface area, and thickness of the nanoscaffold.

Nanoscaffolds inherently provide a large surface area and high porosity structure with tunable chemical and physical properties. As a result, they find applicability in a variety of technology areas. Whether a minority component or the predominant structure in a product, the nanoscaffold material introduces new functionalities or enhances existing properties that are critical to overall product performance. The table below shows examples of nanoscaffolds’ attributes and related application areas:

Area Application Attributes Function
Environmental control and purifications - filtration and separations

- high porosity (up to 90%)
- high surface area (10-100 m2/g)
- fast surface access
- wide materials selection
- surface properties tunability (e.g. hydrophobicity/hydrophilicity)
- mechanical properties tuneability

- high capture/separation efficiency
- high fluid flow (i.e. low pressure drop)
- barrier layer
Life Sciences - wound care
- tissue engineering and regeneration
- drug delivery
- cell culture
- materials biocompatibility and/or biodegradability
- biomimetic nanoarchitechture
- controlled release properties
- porosity and interstitial connectedness
- biomimetic effects
- lubricity
- tissue cells supporting scaffold
- controlled release carrier
- homeostasis
Energy - energy storage
- lighting
- high light reflection efficiency
- high porosity (up to 90%)
- high surface area (10-100 m2/g)
- thickness control
- barrier-transport control
- high light reflective surface
- barrier-transport layer
Composites and Performance Materials - performance fabrics
- composites
- high porosity (up to 90%)
- high surface area (10-100 m2/g)
- selective barrier properties
- precursor chemistry and morphology
- material and template precursor
- support matrix
- selective fluid transport
- reinforcement matrix
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