Three-Dimensional Model for Electrospinning Processes in Controlled Gas Counterflow

  title={Three-Dimensional Model for Electrospinning Processes in Controlled Gas Counterflow},
  author={Marco Lauricella and Dario Pisignano and Sauro Succi},
  journal={The Journal of Physical Chemistry. a},
  pages={4884 - 4892}
We study the effects of a controlled gas flow on the dynamics of electrified jets in the electrospinning process. The main idea is to model the air drag effects of the gas flow by using a nonlinear Langevin-like approach. The model is employed to investigate the dynamics of electrified polymer jets at different conditions of air drag force, showing that a controlled gas counterflow can lead to a decrease of the average diameter of electrospun fibers, and potentially to an improvement of the… 

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