|About this Abstract
||2016 TMS Annual Meeting & Exhibition
||Biological Materials Science Symposium
||E-2: Analyses and Characterization of Nanofiber Coating Layers of Implant Biomaterials
||James Sun, Liang Chen, Wei-Ping Ren, Xin Wu
|On-Site Speaker (Planned)
Recent studies revealed the importance of implant surface’s topological features on implant-tissue reaction and bone attachment, especially the thickness and microstructure of nanofiber networks. While the nanofiber network thickness directly depends on the coating time and target moving speed, the relationship between its microstructure and coating processing parameters is complex; thus, more fundamental investigations in this area are required. This research focuses on the measurement, analyses and characterization of the nanofiber coating layer. The 3D nanofiber surface coordinates were obtained using a high resolution laser confocal microscopy. Analyses were then conducted to distinguish the fiber occupation and porosity between fiber networks. An automated data processing procedure was developed to characterize the nanofiber layers produced under different coating times and target moving speeds. Finally, the microstructure of nanofiber networks is statistically described by the distributions of nanofiber density, volume and the pore size over the measurement space.
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