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Biomimetic and bioactive plasma polymer surfaces

Garrod, Richard P. (2009) Biomimetic and bioactive plasma polymer surfaces. Unspecified thesis, Durham University.



Plasma polymer surfaces have been produced and analysed to evaluate their suitability as biomimetic and bioactive surfaces. The conclusions drawn are listed below:• Plasma patterning of surfaces can be achieved by both an "ink and lift-off' or "emboss and lift-off" approaches. Plasma patterning using the "emboss and lift-off' approach improves with increasing force used to emboss the aperture containing device. Plasma polymer patterned surfaces can be used to mimic naturally occurring micro-condensers and a combination of super-hydrophobic and super-hydrophilic surfaces results in the optimal micro-condenser. Super-hydrophilic plasma polymer surfaces are superior in cell adhesion tests to polymers at higher contact angles. Plasma patterning of super-hydrophilic spots onto protein resistant backgrounds leads to patterning of cell growth.

Item Type:Thesis (Unspecified)
Thesis Date:2009
Copyright:Copyright of this thesis is held by the author
Deposited On:08 Sep 2011 18:30

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