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Dispersion of Multiwalled Carbon Nanotubes in Aqueous Silk Fibroin Solutions

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Abstract:

A simple method was developed to densely assemble multiwalled carbon nanotubes (MWCNTs) onto single native spider silk and silkworm silk fibers in aqueous system. The interactions between the MWCNTs and the silk fibroin were investigated using scanning electron microscopy and transmission electron microscopy. Furthermore, the role of pure silk fibroin in dispersing MWCNTs in aqueous systems was also assessed.

Keywords: ADSORPTION; DISPERSION; MUTLIWALLED CARBON NANOTUBES; SILK FIBROIN

Document Type: Research Article

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1166/jnn.2008.1310

Publication date: October 1, 2008

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  • Journal for Nanoscience and Nanotechnology (JNN) is an international and multidisciplinary peer-reviewed journal with a wide-ranging coverage, consolidating research activities in all areas of nanoscience and nanotechnology into a single and unique reference source. JNN is the first cross-disciplinary journal to publish original full research articles, rapid communications of important new scientific and technological findings, timely state-of-the-art reviews with author's photo and short biography, and current research news encompassing the fundamental and applied research in all disciplines of science, engineering and medicine.
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