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Materials 2015, 8(2), 799-814; doi:10.3390/ma8020799

Alginate-Collagen Fibril Composite Hydrogel

Department of Mechanical Engineering, University of Texas at Dallas, 800 W. Campbell Rd, Richardson, TX 75080, USA
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Academic Editor: Amir A. Zadpoor
Received: 17 November 2014 / Revised: 10 February 2015 / Accepted: 12 February 2015 / Published: 16 February 2015
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Mechanics of Biomaterials)
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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. View Full-Text
Keywords: composite hydrogel; alginate; type I collagen fibril; mechanical properties; AFM nanoindentation; tensile test; rheometry composite hydrogel; alginate; type I collagen fibril; mechanical properties; AFM nanoindentation; tensile test; rheometry
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Baniasadi, M.; Minary-Jolandan, M. Alginate-Collagen Fibril Composite Hydrogel. Materials 2015, 8, 799-814.

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