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Non-templated manufacturing of patterned fluoropolymer membranes via immersion precipitation printing

Additive Manufacturing 2022 Volume 58, Pages 103017

Fluoropolymers are amongst the most common polymers used for the fabrication of filtration membranes. Despite this, commercial production of these membranes remains dominated by simple casting and solvent phase separation. Herein, we show a rapid, simple approach to produce fluoropolymer membranes, with a porous patterned surface, via immersion precipitation printing (ipP). The patterns can act as a permeate spacer, which are traditionally added to a membrane separately to induce turbulent flow and subsequently decreasing membrane fouling. The direct phase inversion of the permeate spacer during membrane production induces a porous morphology. Further, intimate mechanical connection between the membrane surface and…

Significantly decreased depolarization hydrostatic pressure of 3D- printed PZT95/5 ceramics with periodically distributed pores

Journal of the American Ceramic Society 2022 Volume 105, Issue 1, Pages 412-418

Pb0.99(Zr0.95Ti0.05)0.98Nb0.02O3 ferroelectric ceramics with porous structure of periodic distribution were fabricated successfully via Direct Ink Writing, a type of 3D printing technique. The effect of periodically distributed porous microstructure on the dielectric, ferroelectric, as well as hydrostatic-pressure-induced depolarization properties of PZT95/5 ferroelectric ceramics, was investigated. The printed porous ceramics exhibit relatively good viscoelasticity to retain the periodic structure during 3D printing and drying. In contrast with dense PZT95/5 ferroelectric ceramics prepared by conventional solid-state sintering, low bulk density of the periodically distributed porous PZT95/5 ceramics leads to a decreased remanent polarization of 22.9 µC/cm2 under 2 kV/mm. As the hydrostatic pressure…

Direct ink writing of dehydrofluorinated Poly(Vinylidene Difluoride) for microfiltration membrane fabrication

Journal of Membrane Science 2021 Volume 632, Article 119347

Here, a hybrid process for the fabrication of dehydrofluorinated PVDF (dPVDF) microfiltration (MF) membranes is presented. dPVDF was fabricated through the bulk modification of PVDF using ethylenediamine. To produce inks for direct ink writing (DIW), the dPVDF was dissolved in N,N-dimethyacetamide along with a pore-forming agent, poly(vinyl pyrrolidone) (PVP) (5–30 wt%, relative to dPVDF concentration). Membranes were produced by direct ink writing of the inks into continuous films – followed by non-solvent induced phase separation (NIPS). Attenuated total reflectance – Fourier transform infrared (ATR-FTIR) and Raman spectroscopies confirmed alkene moieties within the dPVDF polymer, resulting from the dehydrofluorination process. The…

Microfabricated and 3-D printed electroconductive hydrogels of PEDOT:PSS and their application in bioelectronics

Biosensors and Bioelectronics 2020 Volume 168, Article 112568

Biofabrication techniques such as microlithography and 3-D bioprinting have emerged in recent years as technologies capable of rendering complex, biocompatible constructs for biosensors, tissue and regenerative engineering and bioelectronics. While instruments and processes have been the subject of immense advancement, multifunctional bioinks have received less attention. A novel photocrosslinkable, hybrid bioactive and inherently conductive bioink formed from poly(3,4-ethylenedioxythiophene):polystyrene sulfonate (PEDOT:PSS) nanomaterials within poly(2-hydroxyethyl methacrylate-co-polyethyleneglycol methacrylate) p(HEMA-co-EGMA) was used to render complex hydrogel constructs through microlithographic fabrication and 3-D printing. Constructs were directly compared through established metrics of acuity and fidelity, using side-by-side comparison of microarray grids, triangles incorporating angles 15–90°,…