Advances in Nanofiber Fabrication Methods

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Published: 9 Jun 2017

This Nanotech TOE presents recent advancements in nanofiber production methods including a proprietary rotary jet spinning technology, a needleless electrospinning technique, a nanofiber solution, and a portable nanofiber fabrication device. Nanofibers have been gaining increasing attention from industrial as well as academic participants due to their unique physicochemical properties and wide application potential. However, the limitations of current nanofiber fabrication methods are preventing investors to fund nanofiber technology research, development and commercialization. Hence, the current issue profiles innovative fabrication methods for nanofibers, which could potentially overcome the challenges in this domain. The issue of Nanotech TOE profiles a graphene-based material that can be used to remove toxins, hafnium oxide nanoparticles for radiotherapy, and nanotechnology-based biomarkers for diagnostic applications. A nanowire-based implant for effective retinal treatment and a nanolaminate technology for smart glasses are also profiled. The Nanotech TechVision Opportunity Engine (TOE) provides intelligence on technologies, products, processes, applications, and strategic insights on nanotechnology-related innovations and their impact across various industries. Technology focus areas include nanomaterials, nanocoatings, nanohealthcare, nanomedicine, and nanomanufacturing. The Chemicals and Advanced Materials cluster tracks research & innovation trends and developments across specialty chemicals, plastics, polymers, chemicals, bio-chemicals, metals, coatings, thin films, surface treatments, composites, alloys, oil and gas, fuel additives, fibers and several other related technologies and its impact and application across industries. Keywords: Rotary jet spinning technology, needleless electrospinning technique, nanofiber solution, portable nanofiber device

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