Transparent and Biocompatible Electrodes Based on Carbon Nanotubes/Albumin Composite


We describe a new method for transparent and conductive films based on carbon nanotubes and bovine serum albumin composite development. Films are deposited from an aqueous solution of carbon nanotubes/bovine serum albumin by drop-coating and rod-coating methods. Sheet resistances of as-prepared films vary from 200 Ohm/sq with 50% transmittance to 30 KOhm/sq with 90% transmittance. The maximum sdc/sop ration found in this work is 2.27, which gives a DC conductivity of 4.55 × 104 S·m1. Atomic force microscopy and Raman spectroscopy studies of the films show that the process of film formation produces neither structural nor chemical changes in the nanotubes. Possibility of using these films for cell culturing is tested on human embryonic fibroblast cell line. Therefore, it is first time ever in literature, when proposed a method, allowing fabricating at the same time transparent, high-conductive and biocompatible CNT films.

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D. Kireev, I. Bobrinetskiy, A. Seleznev, I. Fedorov, A. Romashkin and R. Morozov, "Transparent and Biocompatible Electrodes Based on Carbon Nanotubes/Albumin Composite," Open Journal of Composite Materials, Vol. 3 No. 2A, 2013, pp. 33-39. doi: 10.4236/ojcm.2013.32A005.

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