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author = {Jayaram, AK and Pitsalidis, C and Tan, E and Moysidou, C-M and De, Voider MFL and Kim, J-S and Owens, RM},
doi = {10.3389/fchem.2019.00363},
journal = {Frontiers in Chemistry},
pages = {1--9},
title = {3D hybrid scaffolds based on PEDOT:PSS/MWCNT composites},
url = {},
volume = {7},
year = {2019}

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AB - Conducting polymer scaffolds combine the soft-porous structures of scaffolds with the electrical properties of conducting polymers. In most cases, such functional systems are developed by combining an insulating scaffold matrix with electrically conducting materials in a 3D hybrid network. However, issues arising from the poor electronic properties of such hybrid systems, hinder their application in many areas. This work reports on the design of a 3D electroactive scaffold, which is free of an insulating matrix. These 3D polymer constructs comprise of a water soluble conducting polymer (PEDOT:PSS) and multi-walled carbon nanotubes (MWCNTs). The insertion of the MWCNTs in the 3D polymer matrix directly contributes to the electron transport efficiency, resulting in a 7-fold decrease in resistivity values. The distribution of CNTs, as characterized by SEM and Raman spectroscopy, further define the micro- and nano-structural topography while providing active sites for protein attachment, thereby rendering the system suitable for biological/sensing applications. The resulting scaffolds, combine high porosity, mechanical stability and excellent conducting properties, thus can be suitable for a variety of applications ranging from tissue engineering and biomedical devices to (bio-) energy storage.
AU - Jayaram,AK
AU - Pitsalidis,C
AU - Tan,E
AU - Moysidou,C-M
AU - De,Voider MFL
AU - Kim,J-S
AU - Owens,RM
DO - 10.3389/fchem.2019.00363
EP - 9
PY - 2019///
SN - 2296-2646
SP - 1
TI - 3D hybrid scaffolds based on PEDOT:PSS/MWCNT composites
T2 - Frontiers in Chemistry
UR -
UR -
UR -
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VL - 7
ER -