Fabrication and medical applications of lotus-leaf-like structured superhydrophobic surfaces

Title
Fabrication and medical applications of lotus-leaf-like structured superhydrophobic surfaces
Authors
임진익김승일정영미김수현
Keywords
lotus-leaf-like structure; superhydrophobic surface; medical application; biopolymer; blood compatible surface
Issue Date
2013-07
Publisher
폴리머; Polymer(Korea)
Citation
VOL 37, NO 4, 411-419
Abstract
Various biomaterials have been widely used for biomedical applications, including bio-organs, medical devices, and clinical devices like vessel, blood pumps, artificial kidneys and hearts, even in contact with blood. The issue of blood compatibility has been studied intensively to prevent negative effects such as thrombosis due to the implanted devices. The use of lotus-leaf-like structured surfaces has been extended to an increasing number of applications such as contamination prevention and anticorrosion applications. Various methods such as template, sol-gel transition, layer-by-layer, and other methods, developed for the fabrication of lotus-leaf-like surfaces have been reported for major industrial applications. Recently, the non-wettable character of these surfaces has been shown to be useful for biomedical applications ranging from blood-vessel replacement to antibacterial surface treatment. In this review, we provide a summary of current and future research efforts and opportunities in the development and medical applications of lotus-leaf-like structure surfaces.
URI
http://pubs.kist.re.kr/handle/201004/45254
ISSN
0379153X
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