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Our paper on electrophoretic deposition of phosphate glass fibres accepted for publication in ACS Appl. Mater. Interfaces

Our recent paper in collaboration with Dr. Qiang Chen (School of Life Sciences, Northwestern Polytechnical University, Xi’an, China), alumni of our Institute (PhD, 2015), Prof. Tingli Lu, and co-authors, entitled: Electric Field-Assisted Orientation of Short Phosphate Glass Fibers on Stainless Steel for Biomedical Applications has been just accepted for publication in ACS Appl. Mater. Interfaces [1]. In this collaborative research project we developed a novel approach to modify metallic surfaces by electrophoretic deposition (EPD) employing short phosphate glass fibers. The random and aligned orientation of glass fibres embedded in a polyacrylic acid matrix was achieved by smart modification of the EPD cell. The results confirmed EPD as a powerful method to develop textured fibrous surfaces for biomedical implants. This international collaboration involved also Dr. Ifty Ahmed, University of Nottingham, UK, an expert in phosphate glass fibre technology.

[1] Q. Chen, et al., Electric Field-Assisted Orientation of Short Phosphate Glass Fibers on Stainless Steel for Biomedical Applications, ACS Appl. Mater. Interfaces, in press (2018) DOI: 10.1021/acsami.8b01378 ACS Appl. Mater. Interfaces, in press (2018) DOI: 10.1021/acsami.8b01378

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