Designing biocompatible Ti-based amorphous thin films with no toxic element

Delin Zhao, Chunlin Chen, Kefu Yao, Xuetao Shi, Zhongchang Wang, Horst Hahn, Herbert Gleiter, Na Chen

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    Abstract

    We developed an amorphous Ti-Si-O thin film without any harmful element. Studies of the cellular response to this amorphous layer show that its cytocompatibility is comparable to a pure Ti used as a reference material. Meanwhile, the deposition of this amorphous thin film on a patterned Si surface was found to effectively modify the cellular behaviors, including cell attachment and cell proliferation. The development of such biocompatible TiSiO thin film with no toxic element provides new insights into the potential applications of amorphous materials in biomedical fields.

    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)142-147
    Number of pages6
    JournalJournal of Alloys and Compounds
    Volume707
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 2017 Jun 15

    Keywords

    • Amorphous thin films
    • Biocompatibility in vitro
    • Metallic glass
    • Silicon
    • Ti oxide

    ASJC Scopus subject areas

    • Mechanics of Materials
    • Mechanical Engineering
    • Metals and Alloys
    • Materials Chemistry

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