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Poster Session

Functional Thin Films Deposited by Initiated Chemical Vapor Deposition for Biomedical Applications

Tuesday (18.06.2019)
20:13 - 20:14

Surface plays a major role at material-bio-interface which is crucial for various medical implants and devices. The effectiveness of functional surface modification and coatings have been shown in various medical applications including smart implants (promoting cellular adhesion/proliferation), drug release/delivery systems and self-reporting implantable diagnostic tools. In most of these applications the surface needs to be modified at moderate temperatures with a high conformity and a controlled stoichiometry. Among various surface modification/coating methods Initiated Chemical Vapor Deposition (iCVD) provides advantages due to its solvent-free synthesis nature, its ability to control the chemical composition and the thickness (from nanometer-range up to several micrometers) precisely. Since the said method allows a high conformity the surface chemistry of biomaterials can be altered without disturbing the topographic features. This allows tuning of the wettability over a wide range from hydrophilicity to superhydrophobicity. In addition iCVD enables synthesis of surfaces composed of different monomers to achieve multifunctionality which can be tuned on demand by altering pH value, temperature and moisture

Wiebke Reichstein
Kiel University
Additional Authors:
  • Stefan Schr√∂der
    Kiel University
  • Dr. Cenk Aktas
    Kiel University
  • Dr. Thomas Strunskus
    Kiel University
  • Prof. Dr. Franz Faupel
    Kiel University