Properties of diamond like carbon thin film coatings on stainless steel medical guidewires

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Abstract

An investigation of plasma enhanced chemical vapour deposition of diamond like carbon deposited on medical grade stainless steel guidewires is presented and contrasted with existing guidewire coating techniques. Raman spectroscopy and atomic force microscopy studies indicate that this novel coating of guidewires, exhibits diamond like characteristics which possess a form of bulk microstructure reflecting the desired low coefficient of friction, high bulk hardness and good substrate bonding properties that are required for medical guidewires.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)486-491
JournalDiamond and Related Materials
Volume5
Issue number3-5
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Apr 1996

Keywords

  • diamond like carbon
  • medical guidewires
  • stainless steel
  • atomic force microscopy

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