Plasma Coating and Surface Modification of Amorphous Carbon for Biomedical Applications
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 insight into requirements for device coating. A number of devices are coated and the effect of interfacial layers, film doping and the spatial variation in quality is investigated.
Dragan P. Uskokovic, Slobodan K. Milonjic and Dejan I. Rakovic
P.D. Maguire, T.I.T. Okpalugo, I. Ahmad, "Plasma Coating and Surface Modification of Amorphous Carbon for Biomedical Applications ", Materials Science Forum, Vol. 518, pp. 477-484, 2006