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Tissue engineering is a wide and rapidly growing field with many applications. As the field grows there has been a push to find improved materials to use in tissue scaffolds to improve their chemical and mechanical properties. Carbon nanomaterials have a wide variety of properties which could make them excellent scaffold materials. This study looks at four different carbon nanomaterials, which vary in size and heat treatment, to determine their respective cellular compatibilities and bio-kinetic effects. The study also tests the same materials with varying degrees of surface functionalization to determine its effect on the same cellular phenomenon.

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Honors Thesis

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Khalid Lafdi

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Chemical and Materials Engineering


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The Effect of Heat Treatment and Surface Functionalization on the Bio-Kinetic Behavior of Carbon Nanomaterials