Optically and biologically active mussel protein-coated double-walled carbon nanotubes

Yong Chae Jung, Hiroyuki Muramatsu, Kazunori Fujisawa, Jin Hee Kim, Takuya Hayashi, Yoong Ahm Kim, Morinobu Endo, Mauricio Terrones, Mildred S. Dresselhaus

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A method of dispersing strongly bundled double-walled carbon nanotubes (DWNTs) via a homogeneous coating of mussel protein in an aqueous solution is presented. Optical activity, mechanical strength, as well as electrical conductivity coming from the nanotubes and the versatile biological activity from the mussel protein make mussel-coated DWNTs promising as a multifunctional scaffold and for anti-fouling materials.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)3292-3297
Number of pages6
Issue number23
StatePublished - Dec 2 2011

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • General Chemistry
  • Engineering (miscellaneous)
  • Biotechnology
  • General Materials Science
  • Biomaterials


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