by pioneers in the field, who address the requirements, current status and future challenges. Focusing on inherently conducting polymers,
carbon nanotubes and graphene, they adopt a systematic approach, covering all relevant aspects and concepts: synthesis and fabrication,
properties, introduction of biological function, components of bionic devices and materials requirements. Established bionic devices, such as
the bionic ear are examined, as are emerging areas of application, including use of organic bionic materials as conduits for bone re–growth,
spinal cord injury repair and muscle regeneration. The whole is rounded off with a look at future prospects in sustainable energy generation and storage.
Invaluable reading for materials scientists, polymer chemists, electrotechnicians, chemists, biologists, and bioengineers.
Medical Bionics Devices
Key Elements of a Medical Bionic Device
Introduction to Carbon
ORGANIC CONDUCTING POLYMERS
Properties of OCPs
ORGANIC CONDUCTORS –
Carbon Structures for Medical Bionics
MATERIALS PROCESSING/DEVICE FABRICATION
Composites with Conventional Polymers – a Medical Focus
3–D Structured Materials and Device Fabrication
ORGANIC BIONICS –
WHERE ARE WE? WHERE DO WE GO NOW?
Materials Design and Selection
Materials Synthesis and Processing
Flexible and Printable Electronics