Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory, Batavia, IL, US
A compact nanofiber production unit with capability to produce a variety of ceramic nanofibers using very low power output, low voltage DC input, inexpensive DC-DC voltage converter with dual polarity high voltage DC supply. The device is much smaller lighter weight and simpler than conventional electrospinning units. The device is much safer to use as it limits the output power to only few watts and can be operated on a 9V battery as well as 12V DC adapter. System is a versatile unit employing syringe needled spinneret for prototype nanofiber and needleless helical spinneret for mass production. It also produces thicker nanofiber mat using specially designed corona ionizer.
Primary Application Area: Materials, Chemical
Technology Development Status: Prototype
Technology Readiness Level: TRL 3
Organization Type: Academic/Gov Lab
Showcase Booth #: 627
GOVT/EXTERNAL FUNDING SOURCES