Nanofibers and Nanotubes

Il Doo Kim, Seon Jin Choi

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This chapter introduces polymeric, metallic, and metal oxide nanotubes and nanofibers that are prepared by direct and/or indirect synthetic routes such as anodization, templating approaches, and electrospinning. The key processing parameters for the optimization of microstructures, compositions, and morphologies as well as recent progress in the synthesis of electrospun nanofibers and potential applications of various types of nanotubes and nanofibers are discussed. Single-/multinozzle and coaxial electrospinning routes have been actively exploited for the synthesis of a variety of polymeric, metallic, and metal oxide nanofibers. The surface functionality of electrospun nanofibers could be greatly manipulated by the immobilization of metallic and metal oxide catalytic nanoparticles, graphenes, and functional polymers to provide greatly enhanced electrical, electrochemical, and structural characteristics. The authors expect that more cost-effective, mass-scalable, and robust synthetic routes will be continuously explored for the fabrication of nanofibers and nanotubes with geometrical advantages and superior material properties.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationSynthesis and Processing
PublisherWiley Blackwell
Number of pages28
ISBN (Electronic)9783527670819
ISBN (Print)9783527334865
StatePublished - 2015 Sep 14
Externally publishedYes


  • Direct synthetic methods
  • Electrospinning process
  • Graphene-functionalized nanofibers
  • Indirect synthetic methods
  • Metal nanofibers
  • Metal oxide nanofibers
  • Multicomposite nanofibers
  • Nanotubes
  • Polymer nanofibers
  • Templating approaches


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