Carbon Nanotube for Bone Repair

Abstract

In the recent years, significant development has been achieved in tissue engineering for the artificial bone preparation. Metals, polymers, and ceramics are widely used biomaterials for bone implant. Apart from this, the infant material carbon nanotube (CNT) is an emerging biomaterial in the recent days, which are being checked for bone tissue engineering. CNT has unique properties such as electrical, mechanical, and thermal properties. Thus, addition of CNT in the polymer, ceramic, and metal matrix will be enhancing the function of the CNT. In this chapter, CNT–polymers, CNT–hydroxyapatite, and CNT/Bioglass composite biomaterials have been discussed and explored for bone tissue engineering application.

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Title
Carbon Nanotube for Bone Repair
Book Title
Handbook of Polymer Nanocomposites. Processing, Performance and Application
Book DOI
10.1007/978-3-642-45229-1
Chapter DOI
10.1007/978-3-642-45229-1_40
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  • Kamal K. Kar Send Email (1)
  • Jitendra K. Pandey Send Email (2)
  • Sravendra Rana Send Email (3)
  • Editor Affiliation
  • 1 Department of Mechanical Engineering and Materials Science Programme, Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur, Kanpur, India
  • 2 University of Petroleum and Energy Studies (UPES), Dehradun, India
  • 3 School of Materials Science and Engineering, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore, Singapore
  • Authors
  • Jayachandran Venkatesan Send Email (4)
  • Se Kwon Kim Send Email (4)
  • Author Affiliation
  • 4 Department of Chemistry, Marine Bioprocess Research Center, Pukyong National University, Busan, 608-737, Republic of Korea
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