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Nanofibers are defined as fibers with diameters less than 100 nanometers. They can be produced by interfacial polymerization and electrospinning. Carbon nanofibers are graphitized fibers produced by catalytic synthesis.


  • In one study, combined neural stem cells with carbon nanofibers triggered neural tissue regeneration in the brains of rats that had suffered a simulated stroke.[citation needed] On their own, neither nanofibers nor stem cells could heal the rats.
  • Napkins with nanofibers contain antibodies against numerous biohazards and chemicals that signal by changing color (potentially useful in identifying bacteria in kitchens).
  • In wound healing nanofibers assemble at the injury site and stay put, drawing the body's own growth factors to the injury site.
  • Donaldson develops nanofiber filter media for new air and liquid filtration applications, such as vacuum cleaners.

Other applications include industrial and high-tech applications for aerospace, capacitors, transistors, battery separators, energy storage, fuel cells and information technology.

See also

  • Nanofiber seeding
  • Textiles Nanotechnology Laboratory at Cornell University
  • Electrospinning of Nanofibers
  • Self-assembled honeycomb polyurethane nanofibers
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