Forward light scattering method for structural characterization of electrospun fibers

Wei Chih Wang, Chao Shih Liu, Zhi Rong You, Jin-Jia Hu

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

2 Scopus citations

Abstract

Electrospun fibers have been applied in numerous areas. In many of the applications, aligned fibers are desired for their specific properties. Recently, many different techniques have been developed to create aligned electrospun fibers. The direction of the fibers as well as the distribution of fiber orientations, in general, are analyzed by SEM which requires significant processing, thus increases time, and therefore costs. Currently we are examining these materials with forward light scattering in order to obtain fiber alignment and the distribution of fiber orientations. The proposed technique is slightly modified in the hardware and software from previous small angle scattering techniques to provide a more accurate and detailed mapping of the fibrous structure.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationHealth Monitoring of Structural and Biological Systems 2013
DOIs
StatePublished - 10 Jun 2013
EventSPIE Conference on Health Monitoring of Structural and Biological Systems 2013 - San Diego, CA, United States
Duration: 11 Mar 201314 Mar 2013

Publication series

NameProceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering
Volume8695
ISSN (Print)0277-786X

Conference

ConferenceSPIE Conference on Health Monitoring of Structural and Biological Systems 2013
CountryUnited States
CitySan Diego, CA
Period11/03/1314/03/13

Keywords

  • Electrospun fibers
  • Fiber orientation
  • Light scattering
  • Nano fiber

Fingerprint Dive into the research topics of 'Forward light scattering method for structural characterization of electrospun fibers'. Together they form a unique fingerprint.

  • Cite this

    Wang, W. C., Liu, C. S., You, Z. R., & Hu, J-J. (2013). Forward light scattering method for structural characterization of electrospun fibers. In Health Monitoring of Structural and Biological Systems 2013 [869523] (Proceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering; Vol. 8695). https://doi.org/10.1117/12.2010107