Surface porous microstructured fibers with customized functionalities for 1D functional materials

Junxian Huang, Xiaoyang Guan, Bingang Xu, Jianliang Gong, Yuanyuan Gao, Meiqi Li

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Abstract

Fibers have been widely used for wearable textiles and fiber-reinforced composites owing to their unique structures and performances. However, design and fabrication of 1D advanced fiber materials with diversified surface microstructures and desired functionalities is still a considerable challenge. In this study, we present a novel one-dimensional confined breath figure (1D-cBF) approach for efficient preparation of a brand-new kind of 1D continuous fibers surface-engineered with conformal honeycomb porous microstructures (F@HPMs) and a novel kind of Hybrid F@HPMs (HF@HPMs) with functional nanomaterials incorporated in porous microstructures. The obtained F@HPMs demonstrated controllable surface microstructural morphologies by adjusting the experimental variables, and the main influential factors including solvents, concentrations, polymer bricks, and substrates in the 1D-cBF process were systematically studied. Moreover, various functional nanocomponents could be incorporated for developing HF@HPMs for customized functionalities. As a demonstration, TiO2/HF@HPMs that incorporate with TiO2 nanoparticles were fabricated for enhanced photodegradation of organic pollutants.

Original languageEnglish
Article number109112
JournalComposites Part B: Engineering
Volume223
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 15 Oct 2021

Keywords

  • Composite
  • Conformal porous structure
  • Fiber material
  • Photocatalytic degradation

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Ceramics and Composites
  • Mechanics of Materials
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering

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