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Table 1 Overview of electrospinning methods, typical fiber diameters and applications

From: A new prototype melt-electrospinning device for the production of biobased thermoplastic sub-microfibers and nanofibers

Publication Production method Polymer Fiber diameter [nm] Application
Wang 2002 [12] Solution Poly(acrylic acid) − poly(pyrene methanol) 100–300 Optical sensors
Li 2012 [87] Melt (laser melt) Poly(L-lactic acid) 2000–7000 Biomedical
Dalton 2006 [89] Melt Poly(ethylene glycol) and poly(epsilon-caprolactone)   
Yoon 2013 [90] Melt and S/M-hybrid Silk fibroin and poly(L-lactic acid) PLA: 8900
SF: 820
Biomedical (scaffolding)
Zhou 2006 [91] Melt Poly(L-lactic acid)   Filtration
Kim 2010 S/M hybrid Poly(lactic-co-glycolic acid) 2800 (S)
530 (M)
Biomedical (scaffolding)
Scholten 2011 [7] Solution Polyurethane Low 1000s Air filtration (removal of volatile organic compounds