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Wetting Properties of Polyetheretherketone Plasma Activated and Biocoated Surfaces

Department of Physical Chemistry-Interfacial Phenomena, Faculty of Chemistry, University of Maria Curie-Skłodowska, Maria Curie-Skłodowska Sq. 3, 20-031 Lublin, Poland
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Colloids Interfaces 2019, 3(1), 40;
Received: 29 December 2018 / Revised: 27 February 2019 / Accepted: 12 March 2019 / Published: 16 March 2019
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Polyetheretherketone (PEEK) biomaterial is a polymer which has been widely used since the early 90s as a material for human bone implant preparations. Nowadays it is increasingly used due to its high biocompatibility and easily modeling, as well as better mechanical properties and price compared to counterparts made of titanium or platinum alloys. In this paper, air low-temperature and pressure plasma was used to enhance PEEK adhesive properties as well as surface sterilization. On the activated polymeric carrier, biologically-active substances have been deposited with the Langmuir-Blodgett technique. Thereafter, the surface was characterized using optical profilometry, and wettability was examined by contact angle measuring. Next, the contact angle hysteresis (CAH) model was used to calculate the surface free energy of the modified surface of PEEK. The variations of wettability and surface free energy were observed depending on the deposited monolayer type and its components. View Full-Text
Keywords: PEEK polymer; plasma activation; Langmuir-Blodgett coatings; wettability; surface free energy PEEK polymer; plasma activation; Langmuir-Blodgett coatings; wettability; surface free energy

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Przykaza, K.; Woźniak, K.; Jurak, M.; Wiącek, A.E. Wetting Properties of Polyetheretherketone Plasma Activated and Biocoated Surfaces. Colloids Interfaces 2019, 3, 40.

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