|About this Abstract
||2017 TMS Annual Meeting & Exhibition
||Recent Developments in Biological, Structural and Functional Thin Films and Coatings
||Electrodeposition of Conductive Polymers on Diamond-coated Titanium Substrates
||Melania Reggente, Emanuela Tamburri, Sara Politi, Marco Natali, Daniele Passeri, Marco Rossi, Maria Letizia Terranova
|On-Site Speaker (Planned)
Recently Conductive polymers (CPs) have attracted a lot of interest for the fabrication of new biomaterials with a broad range of potential applications, including neural interfaces, artificial muscles and biosensors. In particular, they have been employed as coating of implantable electro-stimulation electrodes to provide a soft conductive interface with good charge-transfer properties and low impedance, suitable to improve soft-tissue integration. Moreover, thanks to their volume changes induced by the charge-compensating ions flowing into or from their backbone during redox reactions, they have been also explored for producing artificial muscles. Here we present the realization of innovative three layer hybrid bio-electrodes. Titanium sheets were used as substrate and coated with conductive and boron free diamond films onto which CPs thin layers have been subsequently electrodeposited. Different deposition times were studied and the respective morphological, structural electrochemical and conductive properties have been evaluated.
||Planned: Supplemental Proceedings volume