Functionalization of biomedical materials using plasma and related technologies

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Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)11-18
Journal / PublicationApplied Surface Science
Volume310
Online published12 Mar 2014
Publication statusPublished - 15 Aug 2014

Abstract

Plasma techniques are important to biomedical engineering and surface modification. By modifying selective surface characteristics, conventional materials can be designed with superior biological properties while the favorable bulk materials properties can be retained. In this mini-review, recent progress pertaining to surface modification of Mg-based and polymer-based biomaterials by plasma-based techniques such as gas or metal ion implantation, dual metal and gas ion implantation, as well as plasma immersion ion implantation and deposition is described. Plasma-based surface modification is promising in elevating the cell biocompatibility, blood compatibility, and antibacterial properties of Mg-based and polymer-based biomaterials and expected to be extensively applied to biomaterials. © 2014 Elsevier B.V.

Research Area(s)

  • Biocompatibility, Ion implantation, Magnesium alloys, Plasma, Polymers

Citation Format(s)

Functionalization of biomedical materials using plasma and related technologies. / Zhao, Ying; Yeung, Kelvin W.K.; Chu, Paul K.

In: Applied Surface Science, Vol. 310, 15.08.2014, p. 11-18.

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