Advances in Materials Science and Engineering / 2013 / Article / Fig 4

Research Article

Compression of Multilayered Composite Electrospun Scaffolds: A Novel Strategy to Rapidly Enhance Mechanical Properties and Three Dimensionality of Bone Scaffolds

Figure 4

Comparison of (a) thickness, (b) stiffness (Young’s modulus), (c) strain at break, and (d) energy to break in multilayered mineralized electrospun PDO and PDO:nHA scaffolds under dry and hydrated testing conditions. The effects of compression welding the scaffolds are also shown. In scaffolds containing more than 1-layer, compression welding of the scaffolds was done before SBF treatment (C1M2) or the scaffolds were mineralized separately and then compressed at the end of 2 weeks (C2M1). Non-compressed (NC), compressed (Comp).

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