Nanotech 2013 Vol. 3
Nanotech 2013 Vol. 3
Nanotechnology 2013: Bio Sensors, Instruments, Medical, Environment and Energy (Volume 3)

Bio Nano Materials Chapter 2

Carbon nanotubes-metal nanoparticle heterostructures embedded within stimuli-responsive hydrogel for controlled delivery applications

Authors: W. Shi, A. Venkatanarayanan, N. Chopra

Affilation: The University of Alabama, United States

Pages: 236 - 238

Keywords: carbon nanotube, nanoparticle, hydrogel, stimuli

In this work we report a novel hybrid hydrogel by embedded complex carbon nanotube-metal nanoparticle architectures within a hydrogel network. This leads to a novel triggering mechanism for release of multiple chemical species at controlled rates. We have fundamentally understood the fabrication methods, thoroughly characterized these hybrid hydrogels, and demonstrate a proof-of-concept delivery device based on these.

ISBN: 978-1-4822-0586-2
Pages: 806
Hardcopy: $209.95

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