Graphene and hydroxyapatite self-assemble into homogeneous, free standing nanocomposite hydrogels for bone tissue engineering.

@article{Xie2015GrapheneAH,
  title={Graphene and hydroxyapatite self-assemble into homogeneous, free standing nanocomposite hydrogels for bone tissue engineering.},
  author={Xingyi Xie and Kaiwen Hu and Dongdong Fang and Lihong Shang and Simon D Tran and Marta Cerruti},
  journal={Nanoscale},
  year={2015},
  volume={7 17},
  pages={7992-8002}
}
Graphene-nanoparticle (NP) composites have shown potential in applications ranging from batteries to, more recently, tissue engineering. Graphene and NPs should be integrated into uniform free-standing structures for best results. However, to date, this has been achieved only in few examples; in most cases, graphene/NP powders lacking three-dimensional (3D) structure were produced. Here we report a facile and universal method that can be used to synthesize such structures based on colloidal… CONTINUE READING