Enhanced piezoresponse and surface electric potential of hybrid biodegradable polyhydroxybutyrate scaffolds functionalized with reduced graphene oxide for tissue engineering
authors Chernozem, RV; Romanyuk, KN; Grubova, I; Chernozem, PV; Surmeneva, MA; Mukhortova, YR; Wilhelm, M; Ludwig, T; Mathur, S; Kholkin, AL; Neyts, E; Parakhonskiy, B; Skirtach, AG; Surmenev, RA
nationality International
journal NANO ENERGY
author keywords Polyhydroxybutyrate; Reduced graphene oxide; Scaffolds; Surface potential; Piezoelectric response; Modeling
keywords PIEZOELECTRIC PROPERTIES; ULTRASOFT PSEUDOPOTENTIALS; CHEMICAL-REDUCTION; RAMAN-SPECTROSCOPY; ELASTIC PROPERTIES; POLY(3-HYDROXYBUTYRATE); CRYSTALLINITY; BIOMATERIALS; DEGRADATION; COMPOSITES
abstract Piezoelectricity is considered to be one of the key functionalities in biomaterials to boost bone tissue regeneration, however, integrating biocompatibility, biodegradability and 3D structure with pronounced piezoresponse remains a material challenge. Herein, novel hybrid biocompatible 3D scaffolds based on biodegradable poly(3-hydroxybutyrate) (PHB) and reduced graphene oxide (rGO) flakes have been developed. Nanoscale insights revealed a more homogenous distribution and superior surface potential values of PHB fibers (33 +/- 29 mV) with increasing rGO content up to 1.0 wt% (314 +/- 31 mV). The maximum effective piezoresponse was detected at 0.7 wt% rGO content, demonstrating 2.5 and 1.7 times higher out-of-plane and in-plane values, respectively, than that for pure PHB fibers. The rGO addition led to enhanced zigzag chain formation between paired lamellae in PHB fibers. In contrast, a further increase in rGO content reduced the alpha-crystal size and prevented zigzag chain conformation. A corresponding model explaining structural and molecular changes caused by rGO addition in electrospun PHB fibers is proposed. In addition, finite element analysis revealed a negligible vertical piezoresponse compared to lateral piezoresponse in uniaxially oriented PHB fibers based on alpha-phase (P2(1)2(1)2(1) space group). Thus, the present study demonstrates promising results for the development of biodegradable hybrid 3D scaffolds with an enhanced piezoresponse for various tissue engineering applications.
publisher ELSEVIER
issn 2211-2855
isbn 2211-3282
year published 2021
volume 89
digital object identifier (doi) 10.1016/j.nanoen.2021.106473
web of science category 15
subject category Chemistry, Physical; Nanoscience & Nanotechnology; Materials Science, Multidisciplinary; Physics, Applied
unique article identifier WOS:000703592700002
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