Handbook of Nanofibers

  • Ahmed Barhoum
  • Mikhael Bechelany
  • Abdel Makhlouf
Living reference work

Table of contents

  1. Taha Roodbar Shojaei, Abdollah Hajalilou, Meisam Tabatabaei, Hossein Mobli, Mortaza Aghbashlo
  2. Preethi Gu, S. Maya, B. S. Unnikrishnan, T. T. Sreelekha
  3. Sakthivel Nagarajan, S. Narayana Kalkura, Sebastien Balme, Celine Pochat Bohatier, Philippe Miele, Mikhael Bechelany
  4. Anbharasi Vanangamudi, Xing Yang, Mikel C. Duke, Ludovic F. Dumee
  5. Liu Haichao, Li Haoyi, Mahmoud M Bubakir, Yang Weimin, Ahmed Barhoum

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 hybrids 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.


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Editors and affiliations

  • Ahmed Barhoum
    • 1
  • Mikhael Bechelany
    • 2
  • Abdel Makhlouf
    • 3
  1. 1.Vrije Universiteit Brussel (VUB)Department of Materials and Chemistry (M Vrije Universiteit Brussel (VUB)BrusselsBelgium
  2. 2.MontpellierFrance
  3. 3.University of Texas Rio Grande Valley EdinburgUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-42789-8
  • Copyright Information Springer International Publishing AG 2018
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Chemistry and Materials Science
  • Online ISBN 978-3-319-42789-8
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