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Method to impart electro- and biofunctionality to neural scaffolds using graphene-polyelectrolyte multilayers

Zhou, Kun; Thouas, George A; Bernard, Claude C; Nisbet, David; Finkelstein, David; Li, Dan; Forsythe, John S.

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Electroactive scaffolds that are passively conductive and able to transmit applied electrical stimuli are of increasing importance for neural tissue engineering. Here, we report a process of rendering both 2D and 3D polymer scaffolds electrically conducting, while also enhancing neuron attachment. Graphene-heparin/poly-l-lysine polyelectrolytes were assembled via layer-by-layer (LbL) deposition onto 2D surfaces and 3D electrospun nanofibers. The employed LbL coating technique in this work...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2012
Type: Journal article
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1885/68336
Source: ACS Applied Materials and Interfaces
DOI: 10.1021/am3007565

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