The History of Electrospinning: Past, Present, and Future Developments

Antonios Keirouz, Zhe Wang, Vundrala Sumedha Reddy, Zsombor Kristóf Nagy, Panna Vass, Matej Buzgo, Seeram Ramakrishna, Norbert Radacsi

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Abstract

Electrospinning has rapidly progressed over the past few decades as an easy and versatile way to fabricate fibers with diameters ranging from micrometers to tens of nanometers that present unique and intricate morphologies. This has led to the conception of new technologies and diverse methods that exploit the basic electrohydrodynamic phenomena of the electrospinning process, which has in turn led to the invention of novel apparatuses that have reshaped the field. Research on revamping conventional electrospinning has principally focused on achieving three key objectives: upscaling the process while retaining consistent morphological traits, developing 3D nanofibrous macrostructures, and formulating novel fiber configurations. This review introduces an extensive group of diverse electrospinning techniques and presents a comperative study based on the apparatus type and output. Then, each process's advantages and limitations are critically assessed to identify the bona fide practicability and relevance of each technological breakthrough. Finally, the outlook on future developments of advanced electrospinning technologies is outlined, with an emphasis on upscaling, translational research, sustainable manufacturing and prospective solutions to current shortcomings.

Original languageEnglish
Article number2201723
JournalAdvanced Materials Technologies
Volume8
Issue number11
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 9 Jun 2023

Keywords

  • 3D electrospinning
  • advanced fibers
  • corona
  • electrospinning
  • needleless

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Materials Science
  • Mechanics of Materials
  • Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering

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