Journal Article


Dermot Brabazon
Andrejz Bartnik
Boguslaw Budner
Mesfin Ayele
Beata Butruk
Inam Ul Ahad



mechanical engineering materials ptfe surface modification cell adhesion cell culture extreme ultraviolet x ray photoelectron spectroscopy surface patterning

Extreme ultraviolet (EUV)surface modification of polytetrafluoroethylene (PTFE) for control of biocompatibility (2015)

Abstract Extreme ultraviolet (EUV) surface modification of polytetrafluoroethylene (PTFE) was performed in order to enhance the degree of biocompatibility. Polymer samples were irradiated by different number of EUV shots using a laser–plasma based EUV source in the presence of nitrogen gas. The physical and chemical properties of EUV modified PTFE samples were studied using Atomic Force Microscopy, X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy and water contact angle (WCA) methods. Pronounced wall type micro and nano-structures appeared on the EUV treated polymer surfaces resulting in increased surface roughness and hydrophobicity. Stronger cell adhesion and good cell morphology were observed on EUV modified surfaces by in-vitro cell culture studies performed using L929 fibroblasts.
Collections Ireland -> Dublin City University -> Publication Type = Article
Ireland -> Dublin City University -> Status = Published
Ireland -> Dublin City University -> Subject = Engineering: Mechanical engineering
Ireland -> Dublin City University -> DCU Faculties and Centres = Research Initiatives and Centres: Advanced Processing Technology Research Centre (APTRC)
Ireland -> Dublin City University -> Subject = Engineering: Materials

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Dermot Brabazon, Andrejz Bartnik, Boguslaw Budner, Mesfin Ayele, Beata Butruk, Inam Ul Ahad

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