Faculty Advisor

Shivkumar, Satya

Abstract

A technique was developed to produce and electrospin an inorganic-organic hybrid gel. The inorganic phase of the hybrid consisted of calcium phosphate (CP) synthesized through sol-gel processing, while the organic component was comprised of polyvinyl alcohol (PVA). Electrospinning of the pure CP gel yielded dense, layered structures. A minimum of 38 wt.% PVA is needed to stabilize the fibrous structure. CP was distributed uniformly within the PVA fibers. This inorganic-organic hybrid has the potential for use in orthopedic applications.

Publisher

Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Date Accepted

January 2004

Major

Biomedical Engineering

Major

Mechanical Engineering

Project Type

Major Qualifying Project

Accessibility

Restricted-WPI community only

Advisor Department

Mechanical Engineering

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