Alginate-collagen fibril composite hydrogel

Mahmoud Baniasadi, Majid Minary-Jolandan

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Abstract

We report on the synthesis and the mechanical characterization of an alginate-collagen fibril composite hydrogel. Native type I collagen fibrils were used to synthesize the fibrous composite hydrogel. We characterized the mechanical properties of the fabricated fibrous hydrogel using tensile testing; rheometry and atomic force microscope (AFM)-based nanoindentation experiments. The results show that addition of type I collagen fibrils improves the rheological and indentation properties of the hydrogel.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)799-814
Number of pages16
JournalMaterials
Volume8
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - 2015
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • AFM nanoindentation
  • Alginate
  • composite hydrogel
  • Mechanical properties
  • Rheometry
  • Tensile test
  • Type I collagen fibril

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Materials Science(all)

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