Behaviors of Platelets Adherent on Si-N(H) Surface Prepared from Ammonia Plasma-Implanted Silicon
Ammonia implanted silicon was performed by using plasma immersion ion implantation (PIII) to form a silicon nitride films. Blood compatibility of the prepared samples was investigated by platelets adhesion testing. It showed less activation i.e. lower thrombosis risks occurs on the prepared silicon nitride films than control silicon sample. The enhanced blood compatibility of the material is attributed to the modified surface properties such as hydrophilicity from thermodynamic adsorption perspective, which is related to surface chemical bonding states achieved by PIII process.
Xingdong Zhang, Xudong Li, Hongsong Fan, Xuanyong Liu
G. J. Wan et al., "Behaviors of Platelets Adherent on Si-N(H) Surface Prepared from Ammonia Plasma-Implanted Silicon", Key Engineering Materials, Vols. 330-332, pp. 889-892, 2007