DFG project “Bioadaptive Coatings on Mg alloys”: new publications

Two new publications have resulted recently from our DFG funded project “Bioadaptive Coatings on Mg alloys” in collaboration with the research group of Prof. Sanna Virtanen, Institute for Surface Science and Corrosion at FAU. The paper of Hoehlinger et al. [1] presents innovative surface pre-treatments to enhance the electrophoretic deposition (EPD) of bioactive glass-chitosan coatings on a WE43 Mg alloy, while the publication of Heise et al. [2] presents the EPD of a new family of chitosan-bioactive glass composite coatings including also a complete characterization of the coatings in terms of mechanical stability and anticorrosion properties. The project is carried out also in collaboration with the research group of Prof. Frank Witte at Charite, Universitätsmedizin, Berlin.

[1] Hoehlinger, M., Heise, S., Wagener, V., Boccaccini, A. R., Virtanen,S., Developing surface pre-treatments for electrophoretic deposition of biofunctional chitosan-bioactive glass coatings on a WE43 magnesium alloy, Appl. Surf. Sci. 405 (2017) 441-448.

[2] Heise, S., Höhlinger, M., Torres Hernández, Y., Pavón Palacio, J. J., Rodriquez Ortiz, J. A., Wagener, V., Virtanen, S., Boccaccini, A. R., Electrophoretic deposition and characterization of chitosan/bioactive glass composite coatings on Mg alloy substrates, Electrochimica Acta, (2017) in press.