Synthesis of biocompatible surfaces by different techniques

E. Garreta, T. Fernández, S. Borrós, J. Esteve, C. Colominas, L. Kempf

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In the present work, a sol-gel method of HA synthesis has been developed using different calcium and phosphorous precursors. In order to make a porous scaffold, HA aerogel formation and HA liofilization processes have been studied. The liofilized HA and the HA aerogels have been characterized by SEM-EDX and X-Ray diffraction. Finally, so as to improve the biocompatibility and the bioadhesion of the HA scaffolds, different plasma polymerization techniques have been studied. Acrylic acid has been polymerized using plasma polymerization with a radiofrequency source. Different radiofrequency source powers and reactor designs have been tryed. The kinetics of the thin film growth have been studied and the optimal polymerization conditions have been established. Polymeric layers have been characterized by IR and XPS.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)173-178
Number of pages6
JournalMaterials Research Society Symposium - Proceedings
Publication statusPublished - 2002
EventBiological and Biomimetic Materials - Properties to Function - San Francisco, CA, United States
Duration: 1 Apr 20025 Apr 2002


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