Biological and Medical Physics, Biomedical Engineering

Thin Films and Coatings in Biology

Editors: Nazarpour, Soroush (Ed.)

  • 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
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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.  

Table of contents (10 chapters)

  • Introduction: What are Coatings?

    Nazarpour, Soroush

    Pages 1-9

  • Biocompatibility of Thin Films

    Zink, Mareike

    Pages 11-67

  • Modern Porous Coatings in Orthopaedic Applications

    Frank, Rachel M. (et al.)

    Pages 69-103

  • Biofunctional Coatings for Dental Implants

    Chen, Xi (et al.)

    Pages 105-143

  • Nano-Bio Structures Developed via Electrophoresis

    Zamani, Cyrus

    Pages 145-170

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Thin Films and Coatings in Biology
Editors
  • Soroush Nazarpour
Series Title
Biological and Medical Physics, Biomedical Engineering
Copyright
2014
Publisher
Springer Netherlands
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media Dordrecht
eBook ISBN
978-94-007-2592-8
DOI
10.1007/978-94-007-2592-8
Hardcover ISBN
978-94-007-2591-1
Series ISSN
1618-7210
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
VI, 365
Topics