Effects of silver plasma immersion ion implantation on the surface characteristics and cytocompatibility of titanium nitride films

Research output: Journal Publications and Reviews (RGC: 21, 22, 62)21_Publication in refereed journal

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Author(s)

  • Ruizhen Xu
  • Xiongbo Yang
  • Jiang Jiang
  • Penghui Li
  • Xuming Zhang
  • Guosong Wu

Detail(s)

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)166-170
Journal / PublicationSurface and Coatings Technology
Volume279
Online published22 Aug 2015
Publication statusPublished - 15 Oct 2015

Abstract

Titanium nitride (TiN) coatings are commonly used on surgical instruments for its suitable hardness as well as excellent chemical inertness properties. Silver (Ag), as an antibacterial agent, is implanted into TiN films by plasma immersion ion implantation (PIII). The changes in the surface characteristics are investigated and rat calvaria osteoblasts are cultured to evaluate the cytocompatibility. The results indicate that Ag PIII samples implanted with small amounts of Ag have good cytocompatibility while the desirable surface properties are preserved.

Research Area(s)

  • Cytocompatibility, Plasma immersion ion implantation, Silver, TiN

Citation Format(s)

Effects of silver plasma immersion ion implantation on the surface characteristics and cytocompatibility of titanium nitride films. / Xu, Ruizhen; Yang, Xiongbo; Jiang, Jiang; Li, Penghui; Zhang, Xuming; Wu, Guosong; Chu, Paul K.

In: Surface and Coatings Technology, Vol. 279, 15.10.2015, p. 166-170.

Research output: Journal Publications and Reviews (RGC: 21, 22, 62)21_Publication in refereed journal