In this communication, hollow bioactive glass (BG) nanofibers were fabricated via a single-nozzle electrospinning method. The morphology of the prepared hollow BG nanofibers was observed by SEM and TEM, and the results showed that BG nanofibers had a continuous hollow interior. The hollow BG nanofibers were incubated in simulated body fluid (SBF) to investigate their apatitemineralization ability, and the result showed that after incubation for 6 h a flower-like apatite was observed on the surface of hollowBGnanofibers, and the Fourier transform infrared (FTIR) result further confirmed the formation of apatite. The results suggested that hollow BG nanofibers could be used for drug delivery and bone regeneration applications due to their unique hollow structure and bioactivity.
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