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Advances in Polymer Science

Radiation Effects on Polymers for Biological Use

Editors: Kausch, Henning (Ed.)

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Biomaterials repair, reinforce or replace damaged functional parts of the (human) body. All mechanical and biological interactions between an implant and the body occur across the interface, which has to correspond as nearly as possible to its particular function. Much of the progress in adapting polymer materials for use in a biological environment has been obtained through irradiation techniques. For this reason the most recent developments in four key areas are reviewed in this special volume: (1) the analysis of the topology and the elemental composition of a functional surface, (2) the chemical modification of the surface which results in highly pure, sterile and versatile surfaces, (3) the sterilisation of implantable devices via ionising radiation and its possible effects on the structural mechanical properties of polymers, and (4) the radiation effects on living cells and tissues which are of particular importance for radiation protection and radiotherapy.

Table of contents (4 chapters)

Table of contents (4 chapters)
  • Engineering and Characterization of Polymer Surfaces for Biomedical Applications

    Pages 1-34

    Mathieu, Hans Jörg (et al.)

  • Plasma and Radiation-Induced Graft Modification of Polymers for Biomedical Applications

    Pages 35-61

    Gupta, Bhuvanesh (et al.)

  • The Effects of Radiation on the Structural and Mechanical Properties of Medical Polymers

    Pages 63-93

    Pruitt, Lisa A.

  • Effects of Ion Radiation on Cells and Tissues

    Pages 95-155

    Scholz, M.

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Radiation Effects on Polymers for Biological Use
Editors
  • Henning Kausch
Series Title
Advances in Polymer Science
Series Volume
162
Copyright
2003
Publisher
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
Copyright Holder
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
eBook ISBN
978-3-540-45668-1
DOI
10.1007/3-540-45668-6
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-540-44020-8
Softcover ISBN
978-3-642-07891-0
Series ISSN
0065-3195
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XI, 180
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