Thin Films and Coatings in Biology

Thin Films and Coatings in Biology

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This book covers implantable medical devices such as cardiac stents and prosthetic orthopedic joints. These implants are subject to varying degrees of rejection by their hosts. To reduce rejection, it is common for these implants to be coated with an appropriate material. Control and measurement of the coating thickness is very important as it has a major effect on the properties of the device, but this is currently difficult to achieve accurately and within the production process. Scalability is a characteristic of matter that deals directly with physics and material science behind it. This book provides basic information on fabrication and synthesis of thin films. The optimization of their mechanical, electrical, corrosion and biocompatibility and porosity properties for various biological applications will also be explained by experts in each topic. Furthermore, applications such as neuroscience, tissue regeneration, biosensors and microfluidics will be discussed. As the application of these coated implants is in the human body, this book brings together physicist and material scientists on the one hand, and biologists, on the other.[106] developed an electronic membrane, which was like a tattoo to measure electrical activity resulted from brain, heart and skeletal muscles actions. This compact electronic device was composed of electrodes, sensors, power supply, andanbsp;...

Title:Thin Films and Coatings in Biology
Author:Soroush Nazarpour
Publisher:Springer Science & Business Media - 2013-08-15


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