Collaborative Electrospray Droplet Evolution Manuscript

Composite simulations and experiements

The lab of Xin Yong's work in collaboration with HMNL on the evolution of electrosprayed gel forming polymer composites has been published in Nanoscale. Here we show that spherical particles at large size or high concentration can suppress the formation of nanowires, while 2D nanoparticles can template formation of wires at sharp corners. This was demonstrated through modeling by the Yong Group and experiments by HMNL members Michael Grzenda and Rachel Vladimirsky with commercial silica particles and MXene flakes from the A.J. Drexel Nanomaterials Institute. This allows for prediction of composite morphology for insolated particles or nanowire foams. You can read the article here.