The Electrophoretic Deposition of Bioglass®/Carbon Nanotube composite layers for bioactive coatings
Source: International Journal of Materials and Product Technology, Volume 35, Numbers 3-4, 23 May 2009 , pp. 260-270(11)
Publisher: Inderscience Publishers
Abstract:The feasibility of using Electrophoretic Deposition (EPD) to produce Carbon Nanotube (CNT) films on 45S5 Bioglass® coatings deposited on stainless steel substrates was investigated. The optimal experimental conditions were determined using a trial‐and‐error approach by varying the relevant EPD parameters. SEM observations confirmed that sequential EPD led to the formation of thick (up to 40µm) and uniform Bioglass® coatings covering the metallic substrate entirely and a porous network of CNTs ordered uniformly on the Bioglass® structure. The novel bioactive and nanostructured composite coatings are intended for applications in the biomedical field (ortophaedic implants and bone tissue engineering scaffolds).
Document Type: Research Article
Affiliations: 1: Department of Materials, Imperial College London, South Kensington Campus, London SW7 2BP, UK. 2: Department of Materials and Environmental Engineering, University of Modena and Reggio Emilia, 41100 Modena, Italy. 3: Department of Materials, Imperial College London, Prince Consort Road, London SW7 2BP, UK
Publication date: 2009-05-23
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