Electrospinning and characterization of alumina borosilicate ceramic nanofibres

Tanriverdi S., MAVİŞ B., Guenduez G., Colak U.

MATERIALS SCIENCE-POLAND, vol.25, no.4, pp.957-968, 2007 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 25 Issue: 4
  • Publication Date: 2007
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.957-968
  • Hacettepe University Affiliated: Yes


Alumina borosilicate/polyvinylalcohol (PVA) composite nanofibres were prepared by the sol-gel method and electrospinning technique. Effects of solution viscosity, applied voltage, capillary tip to metal collector distance and calcination temperature were evaluated by scanning electron microscopy, X-ray diffraction, Fourier transform infrared spectroscopy and thermogravimetric/differential thermal analysis. Results indicate that while the initial fibre diameters can be fine-tuned with the right choice of alkoxide-solvent-polymer system and experimental set-up parameters (voltage and capillary tip to collector distance), the final fibre diameter, crystalline phase and morphology of alumina borosilicate fibres are largely influenced by the calcination temperature.