Accession Number:

ADA439383

Title:

Patterned Electrospray Fiber Structures

Descriptive Note:

Final rept. Jan 2003-Jan 2005

Corporate Author:

ARMY NATICK SOLDIER CENTER MA

Report Date:

2005-09-28

Pagination or Media Count:

24.0

Abstract:

Electrospun fibers have useful filtration properties for chemical protective clothing and filter masks. Techniques for the patterned deposition of these fibers have been developed based on varying the conductivity of the target substrate. We are investigating multilayer arrangements of patterned fibers deposited in single layers, and onto air-permeable substrates. Patterning through the depth and across the area of the deposited layers has an effect on membrane strength. These materials are possible add-on solutions to provide complete biological and chemical aerosol particle protection for air permeable garments. Enhanced filtration efficiency of woven and nonwoven fabrics will improve individual soldier protection without compromising air flow characteristics or comfort of air-permeable garments.

Subject Categories:

  • Physical Chemistry
  • Textiles

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE