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"Irradiation of Polystyrene and Polypropylene to study NIH 3T3 fibroblast adhesion"
C.R. Arbeitman, M.F. del Grosso, I. Ibañez, G. García Bermúdez, H. Durán, V.C. Chappa, R. Mazzei and M. Behar
Nucl. Instrum. Meth. B 268(19) (2010) 3059-3062
When polymers are irradiated with heavy ions new chemical groups are created in a few microns of the material. The irradiation changed the polarity and wettability on the surface so that could enhance the biocompatibility of the modified polymer. The study of chemistry and nanoscale topography of the biomaterial is important in determining its potential applications in medicine and biotechnology, because their strong influence on cell function, adhesion and proliferation. In this study, thin films of Polystyrene and Polypropylene samples were modified by irradiation with low energy ion beams (30-150 keV) and swift heavy ions both with various fluences and energies. The changes were evaluated with different methods. Adhesion of NIH 3T3 fibroblasts onto unirradiated and irradiated surfaces has been studied by in vitro techniques. The correlations between physicochemical properties as a function of different irradiations parameters were compared with cell adhesion on the modified polymer surface.
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