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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28937205/electrospun-p-type-nickel-oxide-semiconducting-nanowires-for-low-voltage-field-effect-transistors
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Ao Liu, You Meng, Huihui Zhu, Yong-Young Noh, Guoxia Liu, Fukai Shan
One-dimensional metal-oxide nanowires are regarded as important building blocks in nanoscale electronics due to their unique mechanical and electrical properties. In this work, p-type nickel oxide nanowires (NiO NWs) were fabricated by combining sol-gel and electrospinning processes. The polyvinylpyrrolidone (PVP) with 1,300,000 molecular weight was used as the polymer matrix to increase the viscosity of NiO precursor solution. The formation and properties of the as-spun NiO/PVP composite NWs before/after calcination treatment were investigated using various techniques...
September 22, 2017: ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28936269/microfibrous-scaffolds-enhance-endothelial-differentiation-and-organization-of-induced-pluripotent-stem-cells
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Joseph J Kim, Luqia Hou, Guang Yang, Nicholas P Mezak, Maureen Wanjare, Lydia M Joubert, Ngan F Huang
INTRODUCTION: Human induced pluripotent stem cells (iPSCs) are a promising source of endothelial cells (iPSC-ECs) for engineering three-dimensional (3D) vascularized cardiac tissues. To mimic cardiac microvasculature, in which capillaries are oriented in parallel, we hypothesized that endothelial differentiation of iPSCs within topographically aligned 3D scaffolds would be a facile one-step approach to generate iPSC-ECs as well as induce aligned vascular organization. METHODS: Human iPSCs underwent endothelial differentiation within electrospun 3D polycaprolactone (PCL) scaffolds having either randomly oriented or parallel-aligned microfibers...
October 2017: Cellular and Molecular Bioengineering
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28934880/three-dimensional-bioprinting-and-its-potential-in-the-field-of-articular-cartilage-regeneration
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Vivian H M Mouser, Riccardo Levato, Lawrence J Bonassar, Darryl D D'Lima, Daniel A Grande, Travis J Klein, Daniel B F Saris, Marcy Zenobi-Wong, Debby Gawlitta, Jos Malda
Three-dimensional (3D) bioprinting techniques can be used for the fabrication of personalized, regenerative constructs for tissue repair. The current article provides insight into the potential and opportunities of 3D bioprinting for the fabrication of cartilage regenerative constructs. Although 3D printing is already used in the orthopedic clinic, the shift toward 3D bioprinting has not yet occurred. We believe that this shift will provide an important step forward in the field of cartilage regeneration. Three-dimensional bioprinting techniques allow incorporation of cells and biological cues during the manufacturing process, to generate biologically active implants...
October 2017: Cartilage
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28934220/prediction-of-thermal-conductivity-of-polyvinylpyrrolidone-pvp-electrospun-nanocomposite-fibers-using-artificial-neural-network-and-prey-predator-algorithm
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Waseem S Khan, Nawaf N Hamadneh, Waqar A Khan
In this study, multilayer perception neural network (MLPNN) was employed to predict thermal conductivity of PVP electrospun nanocomposite fibers with multiwalled carbon nanotubes (MWCNTs) and Nickel Zinc ferrites [(Ni0.6Zn0.4) Fe2O4]. This is the second attempt on the application of MLPNN with prey predator algorithm for the prediction of thermal conductivity of PVP electrospun nanocomposite fibers. The prey predator algorithm was used to train the neural networks to find the best models. The best models have the minimal of sum squared error between the experimental testing data and the corresponding models results...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28932749/vascular-tissue-engineering-effects-of-integrating-collagen-into-a-pcl-based-nanofiber-material
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Ulf Bertram, Dominik Steiner, Benjamin Poppitz, Dirk Dippold, Katrin Köhn, Justus P Beier, Rainer Detsch, Aldo R Boccaccini, Dirk W Schubert, Raymund E Horch, Andreas Arkudas
The engineering of vascular grafts is a growing field in regenerative medicine. Although numerous attempts have been made, the current vascular grafts made of polyurethane (PU), Dacron®, or Teflon® still display unsatisfying results. Electrospinning of biopolymers and native proteins has been in the focus of research to imitate the extracellular matrix (ECM) of vessels to produce a small caliber, off-the-shelf tissue engineered vascular graft (TEVG) as a substitute for poorly performing PU, Dacron, or Teflon prostheses...
2017: BioMed Research International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28929741/visible-light-neural-stimulation-on-graphitic-carbon-nitride-graphene-photocatalytic-fibers
#6
Zhongyang Zhang, Ruodan Xu, Zegao Wang, Mingdong Dong, Bianxiao Cui, Menglin Chen
Light stimulation allows remote and spatiotemporally accurate operation that has been applied as effective, non-invasive means of therapeutic interventions. Here, visible light neural stimulation of graphitic carbon nitride (g-C3N4), an emerging photocatalyst with visible-light optoelectronic conversion, was for the first time investigated. Specifically, g-C3N4 was combined with graphene oxide (GO) in a 3D manner on the surfaces of electrospun polycaprolactone/gelatin (PG) fibers and functioned as a biocompatible interface for visible-light stimulating neuronal differentiation...
September 20, 2017: ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28928067/silk-fibres-grafted-with-2-hydroxyethyl-methacrylate-hema-and-4-hydroxybutyl-acrylate-hba-for-biomedical-applications
#7
Paola Taddei, Michele Di Foggia, Simona Martinotti, Elia Ranzato, Irene Carmagnola, Valeria Chiono, Masuhiro Tsukada
Silk fibroin may be chemically modified by grafting, with the purpose of improving its properties according to the desired function. In this study, silk fabrics from Bombyx mori silk fibres were grafted with 2-hydroxyethyl methacrylate (HEMA), as well as a binary mixture of HEMA and 4-hydroxybutyl acrylate (HBA). The samples were then electrospun from trifluoroacetic acid and treated with aqueous methanol. The % weight gains ascribable to HEMA and HBA were successfully determined through Raman spectroscopy...
September 16, 2017: International Journal of Biological Macromolecules
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28927625/corrigendum-to-ph-responsive-polyurethane-core-and-cellulose-acetate-phthalate-shell-electrospun-fibers-for-intravaginal-drug-delivery-carbohydr-polym-151-2016-1240-1244
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Dawei Hua, Zhongche Liu, Fang Wang, Buhong Gao, Fei Chen, Qilu Zhang, Ranhua Xiong, Jingquan Han, Sangram Keshari Samal, Stefaan C De Smedt, Chaobo Huang
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
November 15, 2017: Carbohydrate Polymers
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28926978/fabrication-of-magnetic-nanofibers-by-needleless-electrospinning-from-a-self-assembling-polymer-ferrofluid-cone-array
#9
Weilong Huang, Bin Liu, Zhipeng Chen, Hongjian Wang, Lei Ren, Jiaming Jiao, Lin Zhuang, Jie Luo, Lelun Jiang
Magnetic nanofiber has been widely applied in biomedical fields due to its distinctive size, morphology, and properties. We proposed a novel needleless electrospinning method to prepare magnetic nanofibers from the self-assembling "Taylor cones" of poly(vinyl pyrrolidone) (PVP)/Fe₃O₄ ferrofluid (PFF) under the coincident magnetic and electric fields. The results demonstrated that a static PFF Rosensweig instability with a conical protrusion could be obtained under the magnetic field. The tip of the protrusion emitted an electrospinning jet under the coincident magnetic and electric fields...
September 17, 2017: Nanomaterials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28925690/fiber-alignment-and-liquid-crystal-orientation-of-cellulose-nanocrystals-in-the-electrospun-nanofibrous-mats
#10
Weiguang Song, Dagang Liu, Nana Prempeh, Renjie Song
Sulfate cellulose nanocrystal (CNC) dispersions always present specific self-assembled cholesteric mesophases which is easily affected by the inherent properties of particle size, surface charge and repulsion or affinity interaction, and external field force generated from ionic potential of added electrolytes, magnetic, electric, and/or mechanical shearing or stretching. Aiming at understanding the liquid crystal orientation and fiber alignment under high-voltage electric field, randomly distributed, uniform-aligned, or core-sheath nanofibrous mats involving PVA and charged CNCs were electrospun; and amongst them, specific straight arrayed fine nanofibers wi...
September 19, 2017: Biomacromolecules
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28925552/in-situ-bone-tissue-engineering-with-an-endogenous-stem-cell-mobilizer-and-osteoinductive-nanofibrous-polymeric-scaffolds
#11
Jong Seung Lee, Yoonhee Jin, Hyun-Ji Park, Kisuk Yang, Min Suk Lee, Hee Seok Yang, Seung-Woo Cho
Classical bone tissue engineering involves the use of culture-expanded cells and scaffolds to produce tissue constructs for transplantation. Despite promising results, clinical adoption of these constructs has been limited due to various drawbacks, including extensive cell expansion steps, low cell survival rate upon transplantation, and the possibility of immuno-rejection. To bypass the ex vivo cell culture and transplantation process, we exploited the regenerative capacity of the host by mobilizing endogenous stem cells to the site of injury...
September 19, 2017: Biotechnology Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28919738/surface-modification-of-endovascular-stents-with-rosuvastatin-and-heparin-loaded-biodegradable-nanofibers-by-electrospinning
#12
Milka Janjic, Foteini Pappa, Varvara Karagkiozaki, Christakis Gitas, Kiriakos Ktenidis, Stergios Logothetidis
This study describes the development of drug-loaded nanofibrous scaffolds as a nanocoating for endovascular stents for the local and sustained delivery of rosuvastatin (Ros) and heparin (Hep) to injured artery walls after endovascular procedures via the electrospinning process. PURPOSE: The proposed hybrid covered stents can promote re-endothelialization; improve endothelial function; reduce inflammatory reaction; inhibit neointimal hyperplasia of the injured artery wall, due to well-known pleiotropic actions of Ros; and prevent adverse events such as in-stent restenosis (ISR) and stent thrombosis (ST), through the antithrombotic action of Hep...
2017: International Journal of Nanomedicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28919524/chitosan-ferulic-acid-coated-poly-%C3%AE%C2%B5-caprolactone-electrospun-materials-with-antioxidant-antibacterial-and-antitumor-properties
#13
Gyuldzhan Yakub, Milena Ignatova, Nevena Manolova, Iliya Rashkov, Reneta Toshkova, Ani Georgieva, Nadya Markova
Novel fibrous materials from poly(ε-caprolactone) (PCL), chitosan (Ch) and natural phenolic acid ferulic acid (FA) of diverse design were successfully prepared by electrospinning or electrospinning combined with dip-coating. FA incorporated in the PCL fibrous mats or in the Ch coating was in the amorphous state as evidenced by the performed differential scanning calorimetry (DSC) and X-ray diffraction (XRD) analysis. The release of FA was affected by the composition and design of the polymer matrix. The incorporation of a combination of FA and Ch in the fibrous mats imparted to these materials higher killing rates against pathogenic bacteria S...
September 14, 2017: International Journal of Biological Macromolecules
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28917987/development-and-characterisation-of-electrospun-timolol-maleate-loaded-polymeric-contact-lens-coatings-containing-various-permeation-enhancers
#14
Prina Mehta, Ali A Al-Kinani, Muhammad Sohail Arshad, Ming-Wei Chang, Raid G Alany, Zeeshan Ahmad
Despite exponential growth in research relating to sustained and controlled ocular drug delivery, anatomical and chemical barriers of the eye still pose formulation challenges. Nanotechnology integration into the pharmaceutical industry has aided efforts in potential ocular drug device development. Here, the integration and in vitro effect of four different permeation enhancers (PEs) on the release of anti-glaucoma drug timolol maleate (TM) from polymeric nanofiber formulations is explored. Electrohydrodynamic (EHD) engineering, more specifically electrospinning, was used to engineer nanofibers (NFs) which coated the exterior of contact lenses...
September 14, 2017: International Journal of Pharmaceutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28917859/superhydrophilic-graphene-oxide-electrospun-cellulose-nanofiber-hybrid-membrane-for-high-efficiency-oil-water-separation
#15
Chenghong Ao, Wei Yuan, Jiangqi Zhao, Xu He, Xiaofang Zhang, Qingye Li, Tian Xia, Wei Zhang, Canhui Lu
Inspired from fishscales, membranes with special surface wettability have been applied widely for the treatment of oily waste water. Herein, a novel superhydrophilic graphene oxide (GO)@electrospun cellulose nanofiber (CNF) membrane was successfully fabricated. This membrane exhibited a high separation efficiency, excellent antifouling properties, as well as a high flux for the gravity-driven oil/water separation. Moreover, the GO@CNF membrane was capable to effectively separate oil/water mixtures in a broad pH range or with a high concentration of salt, suggesting that this membrane was quite promising for future real-world practice in oil spill cleanup and oily wastewater treatment...
November 1, 2017: Carbohydrate Polymers
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28917850/porous-composite-membranes-based-on-cellulose-acetate-and-cellulose-nanocrystals-via-electrospinning-and-electrospraying
#16
Santhosh S Nair, Aji P Mathew
Porous and non-porous cellulose acetate (CA) - cellulose nanocrystal (CNC) electrospun nanocomposite fibers and electrosprayed-electrospun composite membranes were fabricated using two different binary solvent systems. To evaluate the expression of CNC as the active entity in the membrane, dye adsorption studies were carried out using Victoria Blue. To overcome the low surface area of thick porous fibers, a porous electrosprayed-electrospun composite has developed which exhibited 98% dye removal compared to non-porous counterparts (67...
November 1, 2017: Carbohydrate Polymers
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28917149/a-comparison-study-between-electrospun-polycaprolactone-and-piezoelectric-poly-3-hydroxybutyrate-co-3-hydroxyvalerate-scaffolds-for-bone-tissue-engineering
#17
Svetlana N Gorodzha, Albert R Muslimov, Dina S Syromotina, Alexander S Timin, Nikolai Y Tcvetkov, Kirill V Lepik, Aleksandra V Petrova, Maria A Surmeneva, Dmitry A Gorin, Gleb B Sukhorukov, Roman A Surmenev
In this study, bone scaffolds composed of polycaprolactone (PCL), piezoelectric poly(3-hydroxybutyrate-co-3-hydroxyvalerate) (PHBV) and a combination of poly(3-hydroxybutyrate-co-3-hydroxyvalerate) and silicate containing hydroxyapatite (PHBV-SiHA) were successfully fabricated by a conventional electrospinning process. The morphological, chemical, wetting and biological properties of the scaffolds were examined. All fabricated scaffolds are composed of randomly oriented fibres with diameters from 800nm to 12μm...
September 5, 2017: Colloids and Surfaces. B, Biointerfaces
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28915485/long-acting-and-broad-spectrum-antimicrobial-electrospun-poly-%C3%AE%C2%B5-caprolactone-gelatin-micro-nanofibers-for-wound-dressing
#18
Rui Shi, Huan Geng, Min Gong, Jingjing Ye, Chengai Wu, Xiaohua Hu, Liqun Zhang
Trimethoxysilylpropyl octadecyldimethyl ammonium chloride (QAS), which forms facile bonds with hydroxyl groups, acts asa cationic antibacterial agent. In this work, QAS was introduced into a polycaprolactone (PCL)/gelatin hybrid in increasing concentrations to fabricate a long-acting and broad-spectrum antimicrobial micro/nanofiber membrane as a novel wound dressing. The physical interactions and chemical bonding between QAS/PCL and QAS/gelatin were demonstrated by infrared spectroscopy (FTIR) and X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy (XPS...
September 1, 2017: Journal of Colloid and Interface Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28915481/general-synthesis-of-hierarchical-c-mox-mno2-m-mn-cu-co-composite-nanofibers-for-high-performance-supercapacitor-electrodes
#19
Guangdi Nie, Xiaofeng Lu, Maoqiang Chi, Mu Gao, Ce Wang
Improving the conductivity and specific surface area of electrospun carbon nanofibers (CNFs) is beneficial to a rapid realization of their applications in energy storage field. Here, a series of one-dimensional C/MOx (M=Mn, Cu, Co) nanostructures are first prepared by a simple two-step process consisting of electrospinning and thermal treatment. The presence of low-valence MOx enhances the porosity and conductivity of nanocomposites to some extent through expanding graphitic domains or mixing metallic Cu into the CNF substrates...
September 7, 2017: Journal of Colloid and Interface Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28906100/exploration-of-the-electrical-conductivity-of-double-network-silver-nanowires-polyimide-porous-low-density-compressible-sponges
#20
Shaohua Jiang, Steffen Reich, Bianca Uch, Pin Hu, Seema Agarwal, Andreas Greiner
Stress-responsive, highly flexible, and breathable nanocomposite sponges show an electrical conductivity from 1.7 to 166.6 S/cm depending on the applied stress. Key for the responsive electrical conductivity of the sponges is the change of percolation of the silver nanowires. These sponges made of short electrospun fibers and silver nanowires could be applied without any amplifier for the operation of automobile bulbs and as an efficient Joule heater. The time required for electric heating (current on) and cooling is very short...
September 22, 2017: ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces
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