Assembly of Viral Hydrogels for Three-Dimensional Conducting Polymer Nanocomposites


Po-Yen Chen


Po-Yen Chen, Angela M. Belcher, and Paula T. Hammond

Author Affiliation: 

Department of Chemical Engineering, Department of Material Science and Engineering


M13 bacteriophages act as versatile scaffolds capable of organizing single-walled carbon nanotubes and fabricating three-dimensional conducting nanocomposites. The morphological, electrical, and electrochemical properties of the nanocomposites are presented, as well as its ability to disperse and utilize single-walled carbon nanotubes effectively.