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One-step fabrication of superhydrophobic P(VDF-co-HFP) nanofibre membranes using electrospinning technique

Tas, Mahmut; Xu, Fang; Ahmed, Ifty; Hou, Xianghui


Mahmut Tas

Assistant Professor

Xianghui Hou


© 2019 Wiley Periodicals, Inc. In this study, superhydrophobic electrospun P(VDF-co-HFP) membranes were fabricated in a one-step electrospinning process. The effects of the key parameters of electrospinning (solution concentration, electrical potential, flow rate, and solvent) on the surface roughness, fiber formation, and hydrophobicity of the membranes were evaluated using Taguchi method. A 4 × 3 orthogonal array was utilized, and the results indicated that the solvent played the critical role in producing the superhydrophobic nanofibre membranes. It was demonstrated that it is possible to produce superhydrophobic membranes with P(VDF-co-HFP) without additional functionalisation and fillers. The highest water contact angle and the lowest contact angle hysteresis obtained were 156° and 5°, respectively, and the roughness values varied from 0.15 to 5.74 μm for the produced P(VDF-co-HFP) nanofibre membranes. The surface superhydrophobicity of the membranes was attributed to the specific structures consisting of a combination of beads and nanofibres. © 2019 Wiley Periodicals, Inc. J. Appl. Polym. Sci. 2019, 137, 48817.


Tas, M., Xu, F., Ahmed, I., & Hou, X. (2020). One-step fabrication of superhydrophobic P(VDF-co-HFP) nanofibre membranes using electrospinning technique. Journal of Applied Polymer Science, 137(24),

Journal Article Type Article
Acceptance Date Nov 30, 2019
Online Publication Date Dec 13, 2019
Publication Date Jun 1, 2020
Deposit Date Jan 22, 2020
Publicly Available Date Dec 14, 2020
Journal Journal of Applied Polymer Science
Print ISSN 0021-8995
Electronic ISSN 1097-4628
Publisher Wiley
Peer Reviewed Peer Reviewed
Volume 137
Issue 24
Article Number 48817
Keywords copolymers; ?bers; membranes; nanostructured polymers; textiles
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Additional Information This is the peer reviewed version of the following article: Tas, M., Xu, F., Ahmed, I., Hou, X. ( 2019), One?step fabrication of superhydrophobic P(VDF?co?HFP) nanofibre membranes using electrospinning technique. J Appl Polym Sci, 48817, which has been published in final form at This article may be used for non-commercial purposes in accordance with Wiley Terms and Conditions for Use of Self-Archived Versions.


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