The Electrophoretic Deposition of Bioglass®/Carbon Nanotube composite layers for bioactive coatings
by Johann Cho, Maria Cannio, Aldo R. Boccaccini
International Journal of Materials and Product Technology (IJMPT), Vol. 35, No. 3/4, 2009

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).

Online publication date: Sat, 23-May-2009

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