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dc.contributor.authorLiao, Sam
dc.contributor.authorLangfield, Brendan
dc.contributor.authorRistovski, Nikola
dc.contributor.authorTheodoropoulos, Christina
dc.contributor.authorHardt, Jake
dc.contributor.authorBlackwood, Keith A.
dc.contributor.authorYambem, Soniya D.
dc.contributor.authorWoodruff, Maria A.
dc.contributor.authorPowell, Sean
dc.contributor.authorGregory, Shaun
dc.date.accessioned2018-09-12T05:56:09Z
dc.date.available2018-09-12T05:56:09Z
dc.date.issued2016
dc.identifier.issn2193-066X
dc.identifier.doi10.1515/bnm-2016-0009
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10072/101148
dc.description.abstractDirect write melt electrospinning is an additive manufacturing technique used to produce 3D polymer scaffolds for tissue engineering applications. It is similar to conventional 3D printing by layering 2D patterns to build up an object, but uses a high-electric potential to draw out fibres into micron-scale diameters with great precision. Direct write melt electrospinning is related to a well-established fabrication technique, solution electrospinning, but extrudes a melted polymer in a controlled manner rather than a polymer solution. The effect of environmental conditions such as humidity has been extensively studied in the context of solution electrospinning; however, there is a lack of similar studies for direct write melt electrospinning. In this study, melt electrospun polycaprolactone scaffolds were produced with 90 degree cross-hatch architecture at three specific humidity [H2O/air (g/kg)] levels, low (0.74 g/kg), standard (8.94 g/kg), and elevated (11.26 g/kg). Micro-computed tomography and scanning electron microscopic analysis was performed on the scaffolds to investigate the degree to which humidity affects inter-layer ordering, fibre diameter consistency, and fibre surface morphology. Results indicated that humidity does not play a significant role in affecting these scaffold parameters during fabrication within the levels investigated.
dc.description.peerreviewedYes
dc.languageEnglish
dc.language.isoeng
dc.publisherWalter de Gruyter
dc.relation.ispartofpagefrom173
dc.relation.ispartofpageto178
dc.relation.ispartofissue3-4
dc.relation.ispartofjournalBioNanoMaterials
dc.relation.ispartofvolume17
dc.subject.fieldofresearchBiomaterials
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode090301
dc.titleEffect of humidity on melt electrospun polycaprolactone scaffolds
dc.typeJournal article
dc.type.descriptionC1 - Articles
dc.type.codeC - Journal Articles
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gro.griffith.authorGregory, Shaun D.


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