Bioglass-based scaffolds with carbon nanotube coating for bone tissue engineering.

Journal article


Publication Details

Author(s): Meng D, Ioannou J, Boccaccini AR
Journal: Journal of Materials Science-Materials in Medicine
Publisher: Springer Verlag (Germany)
Publication year: 2009
Journal issue: 20
Pages range: 2139-2144
ISSN: 0957-4530


Abstract


Highly porous 45S5 Bioglass®-based foam scaffolds were coated with multi-walled carbon nanotubes (CNT) by electrophoretic deposition (EPD) technique. By placing the scaffolds in between the two electrodes of the EPD cell, a CNT coating of up to 1 μm thickness was achieved on the surface throughout the whole three dimensional (3D) matrix. A 0.5 wt% CNT aqueous suspension was used and EPD was carried out at 2.8 V for 10 mins. The compression strength of this CNT/Bioglass® composite was measured to be 0.70 MPa. Moreover the increased electrical conductivity of the composite with CNT coating was confirmed. The scaffolds have the potential for applications in bone tissue engineering due to the high bioactivity, nano-roughness in 3D and electrical conductivity provided by the addition of CNT. © 2009 Springer Science+Business Media, LLC.



FAU Authors / FAU Editors

Boccaccini, Aldo R. Prof. Dr.-Ing.
Lehrstuhl für Werkstoffwissenschaften (Biomaterialien)


External institutions with authors

Imperial College London / The Imperial College of Science, Technology and Medicine


How to cite

APA:
Meng, D., Ioannou, J., & Boccaccini, A.R. (2009). Bioglass-based scaffolds with carbon nanotube coating for bone tissue engineering. Journal of Materials Science-Materials in Medicine, 20, 2139-2144. https://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s10856-009-3770-9

MLA:
Meng, Decheng, John Ioannou, and Aldo R. Boccaccini. "Bioglass-based scaffolds with carbon nanotube coating for bone tissue engineering." Journal of Materials Science-Materials in Medicine 20 (2009): 2139-2144.

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