- Chilkoti, A. and Ratner, B.D., Effect of monomer type on the surface chemistry of rf-plasma deposited surfaces prepared for cell culture,
Polymeric Materials Science and Engineering, Proceedings of the ACS Division of Polymeric Materials Science and Engineering, vol. 59
pp. 258 - 262 .
(last updated on 2007/04/12)
The characterization techniques used reveal that the differences between plasma deposited films from the three monomers under identical reactor conditions are minor, which suggests that the monomer molecules undergo extensive fragmentation in the plasma; this would help explain the similar nature of the three plasma deposited surfaces. Future investigations will focus on cell growth studies and on more detailed characterization of these surfaces using static secondary ion mass spectrometry (SSIMS).
Cell Culture--Growth Kinetics;Surface Phenomena;Polystyrenes--Film;