Electrohydrodynamic jetting behaviour of polyhedral oligomeric silesquioxane nanocomposite

R. Bakhski, M. J. Edirisinghe, A. Darbyshire, Zeeshan Ahmad, A. F. Seifalian

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In this paper, we investigate in detail the electrohydrodynamic spraying of a nonbiodegradable nanocomposite polyhedral oligomeric silsesquioxane polymer developed in our laboratories and currently being explored for coating metallic stent materials. Different concentrations of the polymer have been dissolved to prepare, characterise, and electrohydrodynamically deposit the polymer on stainless steel. From the experiments, the solution containing 15 wt% polymer was selected for further investigation. The variation of film/ coating thickness as a function of spraying time was studied and the structural features of the film were assessed using microscopy. Films were also tensile tested. This study has identified a process and conditions which can be used in our stent coating research.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)293-309
JournalJournal of Biomaterials Applications
Issue number4
Early online date30 Jul 2008
Publication statusPublished - Jan 2009


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