Thin Film Coatings for Biomaterials and Biomedical Applications discusses the latest information on coatings, including their historic use by scientists who are looking to improve the properties and biological responses of the material-host interface. Thin films, in particular, are becoming more widely researched and used as an alternative to traditional sprayed coatings because they have a more uniform structure and therefore greater stability.
This book provides readers with a comprehensive guide to thin film coatings and their application in the biomaterials field. Part One of the book details the fundamentals of thin films for biomedical application, while Part Two looks at the special properties of thin films, with a final section reviewing functional thin films and their usage in biomedical applications.
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Table of Contents
Part One Fundamentals of thin film technologies for biomedical applications 1. Thin film deposition technologies and processing of biomaterials 2. Thin film growth on biomaterial surfaces 3. Tailoring thin films for implant specific applications 4. Protein and lipid adsorption on thin film surfaces Part Two Properties of thin films for biomedical applications 5. Characterisation of thin films for biomedical applications 6. Mechanical behaviour and properties of thin films for biomedical applications 7. Thin film coatings and the biomaterial interface Part Three Functional thin films for biomedical applications 8. Thin films for tissue engineering applications 9. Thin film coatings for stem cell technologies 10. Bacteria resistant surfaces for biomedical applications 11. Uniform films leading to accelerated bacterial inactivation under light and in the dark on 2D-surfaces 12. DLC thin film coatings for implantable medical devices