Engineering of bone fixation metal implants biointerface - Application of parylene C as versatile protective coating
2012 (English)In: Materials science & engineering. C, biomimetic materials, sensors and systems, ISSN 0928-4931, Vol. 32, no 8, 2431-2435 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
The tribological and protective properties of parylene C coatings (2-20 ÎŒm) on stainless steel 316L implant materials were investigated by means of electrochemical measurements and wear tests. The thickness and morphology of the CVD prepared coatings were characterized by scanning electron and laser confocal microscopy. The stability of the coatings was examined in contact with Hanks' solution and H 2O 2 (simulating the inflammatory response). It was concluded that silane-parylene C coating with the optimum thickness of 8 ÎŒm exhibits excellent wear resistance properties and limits the wear formation. The engineered versatile coating demonstrates sufficient elastomer properties, essential to sustain the implantation surgery strains and micromotions during long-term usage in the body.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2012. Vol. 32, no 8, 2431-2435 p.
Coating, Coefficient of friction, Implant, Parylene C, Stainless steel, Wear resistance
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:kth:diva-103507DOI: 10.1016/j.msec.2012.07.018ISI: 000310396900044ScopusID: 2-s2.0-84866026654OAI: oai:DiVA.org:kth-103507DiVA: diva2:561060
QC 201210172012-10-172012-10-152012-12-03Bibliographically approved