Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxiii
  2. Fundamental Aspects, Experimental Setup, Synthesis, Properties, and Characterization

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Ahmed Barhoum, Rahimeh Rasouli, Maryam Yousefzadeh, Hubert Rahier, Mikhael Bechelany
      Pages 3-43
    3. Dalapathi Gugulothu, Ahmed Barhoum, Raghunandan Nerella, Ramkishan Ajmer, Mikhael Bechelany
      Pages 45-77
    4. Ibrahim Alghoraibi, Sandy Alomari
      Pages 79-124
    5. Mahmoud Mohammed Bubakir, Haoyi Li, Ahmed Barhoum, Weimin Yang
      Pages 125-156
    6. Maryam Yousefzadeh, Farzaneh Ghasemkhah
      Pages 157-214
    7. Masoumeh Zahmatkeshan, Moein Adel, Sajad Bahrami, Fariba Esmaeili, Seyed Mahdi Rezayat, Yousef Saeedi et al.
      Pages 215-261
    8. Sajad Bahrami, Moein Adel, Fariba Esmaeili, Seyed Mahdi Rezayat, Bita Mehravi, Masoumeh Zahmatkeshan
      Pages 263-285
    9. Pieter Samyn, Anayancy Osorio-Madrazo
      Pages 287-321
    10. Vasanthakumar Arumugam, Kandasamy G. Moodley
      Pages 323-346
    11. Sakthivel Nagarajan, Sebastien Balme, S. Narayana Kalkura, Philippe Miele, Celine Pochat Bohatier, Mikhael Bechelany
      Pages 347-372
    12. Muzamil Khatri, Umair Ahmed Qureshi, Farooq Ahmed, Zeeshan Khatri, Ick Soo Kim
      Pages 373-388
    13. Hideyuki Kanematsu, Dana M. Barry, Hajime Ikegai, Yoshimitsu Mizunoe, Michiko Yoshitake
      Pages 389-408
    14. Kai Zhang, Ahmed Barhoum, Chen Xiaoqing, Haoyi Li, Pieter Samyn
      Pages 409-449
    15. Ahmed Barhoum, Soliman I. El-Hout, Gomaa A. M. Ali, Esraa Samy Abu Serea, Ahmed H. Ibrahim, Kaushik Pal et al.
      Pages 451-490
    16. Taha Roodbar Shojaei, Abdollah Hajalilou, Meisam Tabatabaei, Hossein Mobli, Mortaza Aghbashlo
      Pages 491-522
    17. Roman Viter, Igor Iatsunskyi
      Pages 523-556
    18. Cristina Buzea, Ivan Pacheco
      Pages 557-618
  3. Technologies, Emerging Applications, and Future Markets

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 619-619
    2. Preethi Gopalakrishnan Usha, Maya Sreeranganathan, Unnikrishnan Babukuttan Sheela, Sreelekha Therakathinal Thankappan Nair
      Pages 621-648
    3. Davood Kharaghani, Muhammad Qamar Khan, Ick Soo Kim
      Pages 649-664
    4. Sakthivel Nagarajan, S. Narayana Kalkura, Sebastien Balme, Celine Pochat Bohatier, Philippe Miele, Mikhael Bechelany
      Pages 665-691
    5. Dalapathi Gugulothu, Ahmed Barhoum, Syed Muzammil Afzal, Banoth Venkateshwarlu, Hassan Uludag
      Pages 693-732
    6. Rahimeh Rasouli, Ahmed Barhoum
      Pages 733-774
    7. Rana Imani, Maryam Yousefzadeh, Shirin Nour
      Pages 775-829
    8. Priyanka Prabhu
      Pages 831-867
    9. Subhash Singh
      Pages 869-885
    10. Muhammad Qamar Khan, Davood Kharaghani, Zeeshan Khatri, Ick Soo Kim
      Pages 887-904
    11. Akihiro Yabuki, Indra W. Fathona
      Pages 905-936
    12. Anbharasi Vanangamudi, Xing Yang, Mikel C. Duke, Ludovic F. Dumée
      Pages 937-960
    13. Riyadh Al-Attabi, Y. S. Morsi, Jürg A. Schütz, Ludovic F. Dumée
      Pages 961-978
    14. Marta Zatoń, Sara Cavaliere, Deborah J. Jones, Jacques Rozière
      Pages 979-1015
    15. Ahmed Esmail Shalan, Ahmed Barhoum, Ahmed Mourtada Elseman, Mohamed Mohamed Rashad, Mónica Lira-Cantú
      Pages 1017-1048
    16. Elise des Ligneris, Lingxue Kong, Ludovic F. Dumée
      Pages 1049-1104
    17. Liu Haichao, Haoyi Li, Mahmoud Mohammed Bubakir, Weimin Yang, Ahmed Barhoum
      Pages 1105-1130
    18. Ahmed Barhoum, Haoyi Li, Mingjun Chen, Lisheng Cheng, Weimin Yang, Alain Dufresne
      Pages 1131-1156
  4. Back Matter
    Pages 1157-1170

About this book


This Handbook covers all aspects related to Nanofibers, from the experimental set-up for their fabrication to their potential industrial applications. It describes several kinds of nanostructured fibers such as metal oxides, natural polymers, synthetic polymers and hybrid inorganic-polymers or carbon-based materials. 

The first part of the Handbook covers the fundamental aspects, experimental setup, synthesis, properties and physico-chemical characterization of nanofibers. Specifically, this part details the history of nanofibers, different techniques to design nanofibers, self-assembly in nanofibers, critical parameters of synthesis, fiber alignment, modeling and simulation, types and classifications of nanofibers, and signature physical and chemical properties (i.e. mechanical, electrical, optical and magnetic), toxicity and regulations, bulk and surface functionalization and other treatments to allow them to a practical use. Characterization methods are also deeply discussed here. The second part of the Handbook deals with global markets and technologies and emerging applications of nanofibers, such as in energy production and storage, aerospace, automotive, sensors, smart textile design, energy conversion, tissue engineering, medical implants, pharmacy and cosmetics. Attention is given to the future of research in these areas in order to improve and spread the applications of nanofibers and their commercialization.


Nanofiber production Hollow nanofibers Polymer nanofiber Metal oxide nanofiber Carbon-based nanofibers Smart textiles Tissue engineering Water treatment Nanofiber reference work

Editors and affiliations

  • Ahmed Barhoum
    • 1
  • Mikhael Bechelany
    • 2
  • Abdel Salam Hamdy Makhlouf
    • 3
  1. 1.Institut Européen des Membranes (IEMM, ENSCM UM CNRS UMR5635)MontpellierFrance
  2. 2.Institut Européen des MembranesIEM – UMR 5635, ENSCM, CNRS Univ MontpellierMontpellierFrance
  3. 3.University of Texas Rio Grande ValleyEdinburgUSA

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