Dusty-Plasma-Assisted Synthesis of Silica Nanoparticles for in Situ Surface Modification of 3D-Printed Polymer Scaffolds

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  • We report a rapid and easy method for the synthesis of silica nanoparticles (SiNps) from a liquid precursor. Specifically, plasma-enhanced chemical vapor deposition of a very small amount of a liquid precursor, tetraethoxysilane (300 μL), for a very short exposure time (5 min) resulted in the generation of dusty plasma of SiNps with a narrow size distribution. The prepared SiNps were systematically characterized with various analytical techniques. Furthermore, this method was found to modify the surface of the 3D-printed polyester scaffold with SiNps in a very quick and efficient manner.
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  • Vijayan VM; Tucker BS; Dimble PS; Vohra YK; Thomas V
  • Start Page

  • 7392
  • End Page

  • 7396
  • Volume

  • 3
  • Issue

  • 8