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Multiwalled carbon nanotube reinforced biomimetic bundled gel fibres

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Abstract

This work describes the fabrication and characterization of hydroxypropyl cellulose (HPC)-based biomimetic bundled gel fibres. The bundled gel fibres were reinforced with multiwalled carbon nanotubes (MWCNTs). A phase-separated aqueous solution with MWCNT and HPC was transformed into a bundled fibrous structure after being injected into a co-flow microfluidic device and applying the sheath flow. The resulting MWCNT-bundled gel fibres consist of multiple parallel microfibres. The mechanical and electrical properties of MWCNT-bundled gel fibres were improved and their potential for tissue engineering applications as a cell scaffold was demonstrated.

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The article was received on 27 Apr 2016, accepted on 12 May 2016 and first published on 20 May 2016


Article type: Communication
DOI: 10.1039/C6BM00292G
Citation: Biomater. Sci., 2016,4, 1197-1201
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    Multiwalled carbon nanotube reinforced biomimetic bundled gel fibres

    Y. Kim, S. Yamamoto, H. Takahashi, N. Sasaki and Y. T. Matsunaga, Biomater. Sci., 2016, 4, 1197
    DOI: 10.1039/C6BM00292G

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