Materic’s DirectSilver™ nanowires are delivered suspended in 2-propanol (isopropyl alcohol or IPA). The ink should appear as a grey colored and homogeneous solution. The ink needs to be stored airtight in a cool and dark environment, away from all sources of light, especially direct sunlight to prevent degradation of the silver nanowires (AgNW). The DirectSilver™ ink is shipped ready for application on the relevant surface, although the ink should be shaken well before each usage. The Materic team has found that its AgNW is suitable for different fabrication methods. In particular, the research team achieved optimal conductivity and transparency
Introduction In recent years, nanofiber-based textiles have emerged as a groundbreaking innovation in the textile industry, revolutionizing the way we think about performance and protection in various applications. With their unique properties and capabilities, nanofibers offer enhanced breathability, waterproofing, and filtration, making them ideal for sportswear, medical wear, and even high-hazard military uniforms. In this article, we will delve into the fascinating world of nanofiber textiles, exploring their applications, challenges, and potential for future advancements. Part 1: Nanofiber Technology and its Applications Nanofibers, ultrafine fibers with nanometer-scale diameters, possess remarkable surface area and porosity. Produced through electrospinning, a high-voltage
Introduction In the realm of cell-based assays and tissue engineering, the development of biomimetic polymers has revolutionized the field. However, one challenge that researchers face is the need for effective three-dimensional scaffold constructs. To address this, the crosslinking of electrospun nanofibrous biopolymer constructs, particularly gelatin, plays a pivotal role in achieving enhanced stability and applicability. In this blog article, we discuss a novel and versatile approach for fabricating and crosslinking electrospun gelatin constructs with tunable porosity and high aspect ratio nanofibers originally presented by our collaborators, Ghassemi and Slaughter (Biopolymers, 2018). The goal of this study was to overcome
Introduction Electrospinning has emerged as a versatile and powerful technique for producing highly customizable nonwoven nanofiber mats with diverse properties. These mats, composed of synthetic polymers, biobased polymers, or their combinations, offer exciting opportunities for applications in tissue engineering, 3D organs/organoids, and cell differentiation. In this blog article, we delve into the potential of electrospinning and its impact on cell behavior, focusing on the mechanical and physical characteristics of nanofiber scaffolds. Fabrication and Properties of Electrospun Nanofiber Mats Electrospinning is a scalable process that enables the production of nanofiber mats with precise control over fiber diameters, pore sizes, and
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