Jiang L.,Key Laboratory of Chemical Biology and Traditional Chinese Medicine Research Ministry of Education |
Jiang L.,Hunan Normal University |
Li Y.,CAS Chengdu Institute of Organic Chemistry |
Xiong C.,CAS Chengdu Institute of Organic Chemistry |
And 4 more authors.
ACS Applied Materials and Interfaces | Year: 2017
In this study, bamboo fiber was first designed to incorporate into nano-hydroxyapatite/poly(lactic-co-glycolic) to obtain a new composite scaffold of bamboo fiber/nano-hydroxyapatite/poly(lactic-co- glycolic) (BF/n-HA/PLGA) by freeze-drying method. The effect of their components and some factors consisting of different freeze temperatures, concentrations, and pore-forming agents on the porous morphology, porosity, and compressive properties of the scaffold were investigated by scanning electron microscope, modified liquid displacement method, and electromechanical universal testing machine. The results indicated that the 5% BF/30% n-HA/PLGA composite scaffold, prepared with 5% (w/v) high concentration and frozen at -20 °C without pore-forming agent, had the best ideal porous structure and porosity as well as compressive properties, which far exceed those of n-HA/PLGA composite scaffold. In addition, the in vitro simulated body fluids soaking and cell culture experiment showed the addition of BF into the scaffold accelerated the BF/n-HA/PLGA composite scaffolds degradation and exhibited good cytocompatibility, including attachment and proliferation. All the results of the study show that BF has improved the properties of n-HA/PLGA composite scaffolds and BF/n-HA/PLGA might have a great potential for bone tissue engineering scaffold. © 2017 American Chemical Society.
Qiu Z.,Key Laboratory of Chemical Biology and Traditional Chinese Medicine Research Ministry of Education |
Qiu Z.,Hunan Normal University |
Luo T.,Key Laboratory of Chemical Biology and Traditional Chinese Medicine Research Ministry of Education |
Luo T.,Hunan Normal University |
And 8 more authors.
Journal of Luminescence | Year: 2015
The red phosphors Mg2TiO4:Mn4+, Bi3+, Li+ with strong absorption at blue region were synthesized. Through the excitation and emission spectra, diffuse reflection spectra and Raman spectra, it is proved that Bi3+ ion plays a role of sensitizer to the enhancement of optical property, especially the increased excitation intensity of blue light. It is the first time to report about asynchronous increases of different excitation bands with Bi3+ as a sensitizer, primarily resulting from the perturbation of symmetry and lattice vibration along with crystal defect in the host lattice with larger Bi3+ occupied at a small octahedral site of Mg2+. The sensitization of Bi3+ works not only in the case of powder phosphors but also even better in ceramic phosphors. For powder phosphor, the intensity of the blue excitation band of Mg2-2xTi0.999O4:0.1%Mn4+, xBi3+, xLi+ grows to at least 1.5 times than that of Mg2Ti0.999O4:0.1%Mn4+ when x = 0.5%, following with a uplift at about 410 nm. Meanwhile, Mg2TiO4:Mn4+, Bi3+, Li+-based luminescent ceramic manifests with a more than 2.5 times increase as x = 0.8%. The red phosphors with a broad emission band in the pure red light region show a promising application in blue LEDs as a red component. © 014 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.