Mechanically tough, electrically conductive polyethylene oxide nanofiber web incorporating DNA-wrapped double-walled carbon nanotubes

Jin Hee Kim, Masakazu Kataoka, Yong Chae Jung, Yong Il Ko, Kazunori Fujisawa, Takuya Hayashi, Yoong Ahm Kim, Morinobu Endo

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Abstract

Electrospun biopolymer-derived nanofiber webs are promising scaffolds for growing tissue and cells. However, the webs are mechanically weak and electrically insulating. We have synthesized a polyethylene oxide (PEO) nanofiber web that is pliable, tough, and electrically conductive, by incorporating optically active, DNA-wrapped, double-walled carbon nanotubes. The nanotubes were individually trapped along the length of the PEO nanofiber and acted as mechanically reinforcing filler and an electrical conductor.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)4150-4154
Number of pages5
JournalACS Applied Materials and Interfaces
Volume5
Issue number10
DOIs
StatePublished - May 22 2013

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Materials Science(all)

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