Title: Non-thermal plasma assisted lithography for biomedical applications: an overview

Authors: Pieter Cools; Nathalie De Geyter; Rino Morent

Addresses: Department of Applied Physics, Research Unit Plasma Technology, Ghent University, Sint-Pietersnieuwstraat 41 b4, 9000 Ghent, Belgium ' Department of Applied Physics, Research Unit Plasma Technology, Ghent University, Sint-Pietersnieuwstraat 41 b4, 9000 Ghent, Belgium ' Department of Applied Physics, Research Unit Plasma Technology, Ghent University, Sint-Pietersnieuwstraat 41 b4, 9000 Ghent, Belgium

Abstract: Plasma assisted surface patterning is becoming a well-established technique that introduces both alternating surface texture and chemistry on substrates for biomedical applications. This review consists of an overview on the developments in this field over the last 15 years. Special attention is given to the different kinds of chemistry that can be introduced and their effect on the surface-cell interaction, as well as their feasibility for possible applications in the field of regenerative medicine.

Keywords: non-thermal plasma technology; lithography; micro-patterning; plasma treatment; plasma grafting; plasma polymerisation; plasma patterning; biomedical applications; surface texture; chemistry; surface-cell interaction; regenerative medicine; nanotechnology.

DOI: 10.1504/IJNT.2016.080352

International Journal of Nanotechnology, 2016 Vol.13 No.10/11/12, pp.695 - 715

Published online: 11 Nov 2016 *

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