Novel magneto-plasma processing for enhanced modification of electrospun biomaterials

Academic Article

Abstract

  • We report a method to increase the efficiency of radio-frequency (RF) generated plasma for surface modification of electrospun biomaterials by introducing magnetization. The x-ray photoelectron spectroscopy (XPS) reveals the oxygen/carbon ratio is consistently higher for various exposure times for magnetized plasma than non-magnetized plasma. The principle demonstrated here supports the use of magnetic fields as an additional controllable parameter in plasma processing of biomaterials and is extendable to other plasma sources. The surface activation and functionalization of biomaterials has impact in the broader arena of tissue engineering applications in that magneto-plasma processing (MPP) enables us to tune the shape of plasma plume for selective enhanced functionalization of surface of scaffolds, which in turn has wide applications for basic cell-patterning science and in applied regenerative medicine.
  • Published In

  • Materials Letters  Journal
  • Digital Object Identifier (doi)

    Pubmed Id

  • 16341027
  • Author List

  • Tucker BS; Vijayan VM; Vohra YK; Thomas V
  • Start Page

  • 96
  • End Page

  • 98
  • Volume

  • 250