Polymer Science Faculty Research

Title

High-Strength Mats from Electrospun Poly (p-Phenylene Biphenyltetracarboximide) Nanofibers

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

Spring 3-2-2006

Abstract

High-strength polyimide mats have been formed from electrospun nanofibers of a rigid-rod-like poly(p-phenylene biphenyltetracarboximide) (see Figure). Non-woven mats of aligned nanofibers have a tensile strength of 664 MPa and a tensile modulus of 15.3 GPa. These high-performance electrospun nanofibers with excellent mechanical properties and heat resistance are expected to be useful for applications such as protective clothing and heat-resistant filters.

Publication Title

Advanced Materials

Volume

18

Issue

5

First Page

668

Last Page

671