Multifunctional ceramic thin films for high-performance orthopaedic implants

M. Bianchi, N. Lopomo, M. Boi, M. C. Maltarello, F. Liscio, M. Marcacci, A. Russo

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Abstract

Protective hard films on soft inorganic/organic substrates are appealing for several technological applications like solar cells, organic electronics, fuel cells, etc. The main concern is still related to the bad quality of the interface and to the weak mechanical properties of the film as a consequence of the low working temperatures mandatory to prevent substrate softening/melting. Our research activity at Rizzoli Orthopaedic Institute is mainly directed toward the deposition of functional ceramic thin films to improve the mechanical properties (and thus the clinical performances) of the load-bearing plastic component of the prosthetic implant. To this aim, we use a novel sputter-based electron deposition technique named Pulsed Plasma Deposition (PPD) able to provide nanostructured ceramic thin films highly adhered to the plastic substrate and with optimum mechanical performances even if working at room temperature and using very-soft substrates.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationTechnical Proceedings of the 2014 NSTI Nanotechnology Conference and Expo, NSTI-Nanotech 2014
PublisherNano Science and Technology Institute
Pages215-217
Number of pages3
Volume1
ISBN (Print)9781482258264
Publication statusPublished - 2014
EventNanotechnology 2014: Graphene, CNTs, Particles, Films and Composites - 2014 NSTI Nanotechnology Conference and Expo, NSTI-Nanotech 2014 - Washington, DC, United States
Duration: Jun 15 2014Jun 18 2014

Other

OtherNanotechnology 2014: Graphene, CNTs, Particles, Films and Composites - 2014 NSTI Nanotechnology Conference and Expo, NSTI-Nanotech 2014
CountryUnited States
CityWashington, DC
Period6/15/146/18/14

Keywords

  • Anti-wear coatings
  • Pulsed plasma deposition
  • UHMWPE
  • YSZ
  • ZTA

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Hardware and Architecture
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering
  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials

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    Bianchi, M., Lopomo, N., Boi, M., Maltarello, M. C., Liscio, F., Marcacci, M., & Russo, A. (2014). Multifunctional ceramic thin films for high-performance orthopaedic implants. In Technical Proceedings of the 2014 NSTI Nanotechnology Conference and Expo, NSTI-Nanotech 2014 (Vol. 1, pp. 215-217). Nano Science and Technology Institute.