Amorphous carbon coatings for implantable medical devices require high mechanical strength, adhesion and uniform biocompatibility response across the devices. Investigation of a-C:H properties and structure variation with thickness and substrate material provides valuable insightinto requirements for device coating. A number of devices are coated and the effect of interfaciallayers, film doping and the spatial variation in quality is investigated.
|Journal||Materials Science Forum|
|Publication status||Published - 2006|
Maguire, PD., Okpalugo, TIT., & Ahmad, I. (2006). Plasma Coating and Surface Modification of Amorphous Carbon for Biomedical Applications. Materials Science Forum, 518, 477-484. http://www.scientific.net