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Thin Films and Coatings in Biology

Nazarpour, Soroush (Ed.)

2014, VI, 365 p. 140 illus., 68 illus. in color.

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  • Reviews thin films and coatings of implants
  • Brings together materials scientists, physicists and biologists working on thin film coatings of implantable medical devices
  • Addresses both the fundamentals and the applications in various fields

The surface of materials is routinely exposed to various environmental influences. Surface modification presents a technological challenge for material scientists, physicists, and engineers, particularly when those surfaces are subjected to function within human body environment. This book provides a comprehensive coverage of the major issues and topics dealing with interaction of soft living matter with the surface of implants. Fundamental scientific concepts are embedded through experimental data and a broad range of case studies. First chapters cover the basics on biocompatibility of many different thin films of metals, alloys, ceramics, hydrogels, and polymers, following with case studies dealing with orthopedic and dental coatings. Next, a novel and low-cost coating deposition technique capable of production of several types of nanostructures is introduced through simple calculations and several illustrations. Moreover, chapter 6 and 7 present important topics on surface treatment of polymers, which is a subject that has seen many developments over the past decade. The last chapters target mainly the applications of coatings in biology such as in bio-sensing, neuroscience, and cancer detection. With several illustrations, micrographs, and case studies along with suitable references in each chapter, this book will be essential for graduate students and researchers in the multidisciplinary field of bio-coatings.  

Content Level » Research

Keywords » biomimetic coatings - dental implant coatings - implant coating reviewed - nanobiotechnology book - preventing rejection of implants - surgical implant coating - thin film implants - thin films biosensors - thin films for biomedical applications

Related subjects » Applied & Technical Physics - Immunology - Medical Microbiology - Nanotechnology - Surfaces, Interfaces, Thin Films, Corrosion, Coatings

Table of contents 

1 Introduction - Soroush Nazarpour.-  2 Biocompatibility of thin films - Mareike Zink.- 3 Modern porous coatings in orthopaedic applications - Rachel M. Frank, MD; David Fabi, MD; Brett R. Levine, MD.- 4 Biofunctional coatings for dental implants - Xi Chen, Yuping Li, Conrado Aparicio.- 5 Nano-bio structures developed via electrophoresis - Cyrus Zamani.- 6 Diamond-like carbon (DLC) coated on polymers for biomedical applications - Atsushi Hotta; Terumitsu Hasebe.- 7 Surface modification of biodegradable polyesters for soft and hard tissue regeneration - Hesameddin Mahjoubi; Sara Abdollahi; Marta Cerruti.- 8 Thin film biosensors - Hatice ceylan Koydemir; Haluk Külah; Canan Özgen.- 9 Thin film coatings as electrodes in neuroscience - Saida Khan; Ahsan Mian; Golam Newaz.- 10 Scanning electrochemical microscopy applied to cancer related studies - Isabelle Beaulieu; Jeanine Mauzeroll.

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