The electrical, structural, and chemical properties of twisted yarns of metal-oxide nanofibers, fabricated using a modified electrospinning technique, are investigated in this report. In particular, synthesized zinc oxide and nickel oxide yarns having diameters in the range of 4-40 mu m and lengths up to 10 cm were characterized, whose constituent nanofibers had average diameters of 60-100 nm. These yarns have one macroscopic dimension for handling while retaining some of the properties of nanofibers. (C) 2008 American Institute of Physics.
Journal of Applied Physics
Lotus, A. F.; Bender, E. T.; Evans, E. A.; Ramsier, R. D.; Reneker, D. H.; and Chase, George G., "Electrical, Structural, and Chemical Properties of Semiconducting Metal Oxide Nanofiber Yarns" (2008). Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering Faculty Research. 1.