Contemporary methods for characterizing complex biomaterial surfaces

Journal Article (Journal Article)

There are many methods that we can bring to bear for the characterization of polymeric surfaces. Standard methods include contact angle techniques, attenuated total reflectance infrared (IR) and electron spectroscopy for chemical analysis (ESCA). However, new and modified methods can be used that can greatly enhance the information content available from these traditional methods. In this paper, the application of newer methods to two complex systems, polyetherurethanes and plasma deposited thin films, will be discussed. In particular, external reflection IR, derivatization ESCA, static secondary ion mass spectrometry (SIMS), derivatization SIMS, isotope SIMS, time-of-flight (TOF) SIMS, atomic force microscopy, synchrotron x-ray fluorescence and synchrotron electron yield will be described. © 1992.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Ratner, BD; Chilkoti, A; Castner, DG

Published Date

  • January 1, 1992

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 11 / 1-4

Start / End Page

  • 25 - 36

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0267-6605

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1016/0267-6605(92)90027-Q

Citation Source

  • Scopus