Vol.17, No.4, 2021, pp.711-720, doi:10.32604/fdmp.2021.014290
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Macromolecule’s Orientation in a Nanofiber by Bubble Electrospinning
  • Dan Tian1,*, Danni Yu2, Chunhui He3
1 School of Science, Xi’an University of Architecture and Technology, Xi’an, 710055, China
2 National Engineering Laboratory for Modern Silk, College of Textile and Clothing Engineering, Soochow University, Suzhou, China
3 School of Civil Engineering, Xi’an University of Architecture & Technology, Xi’an, 710055, China
* Corresponding Author: Dan Tian. Email:
(This article belongs to this Special Issue: Nanoscale Flow and Nanomaterial Fabrication)
Received 15 September 2020; Accepted 07 February 2021; Issue published 17 May 2021
Abstract
In the search for sustainable alternatives to harmful synthetic fibers, an increasing amount of research focuses on biomimicry and natural fibers. Sea silk is an exceptional textile material. It is a kind of natural silk produced using the long silky filaments secreted by a specific bivalve mollusk (Pinna nobilis); now at edge of extinction. This paper suggests a simple but effective way to prepare artificial sea silk from Mytilus edulis. A sea silk solution is prepared using a Mytilus edulis protein, and a polyvinyl alcohol (PVA) solution is mixed with the sea silk solution in order to produce artificial sea silk through a bubble electrospinning technique. The effects of the sea silk concentration on the nanofiber’s morphology and mechanical properties are studied experimentally.
Keywords
Mollusk; sea-silk solution; collagenous fibers; bubble electrospinning
Cite This Article
Tian, D., Yu, D., He, C. (2021). Macromolecule’s Orientation in a Nanofiber by Bubble Electrospinning. FDMP-Fluid Dynamics & Materials Processing, 17(4), 711–720.
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