Synthesis and characterisation of advanced UHMWPE/silver nanocomposites for biomedical applications

K. S. Morley, P. B. Webb, N. V. Tokareva, A. P. Krasnov, V. K. Popov*, J. Zhang, C. J. Roberts, S. M. Howdle

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Abstract

A supercritical fluid (SCF) route for facile and homogeneous introduction of silver nanoparticles into polymer hosts is described. Our focus is on ultra-high molecular weight polyethylene (UHMWPE). We demonstrate that the metallic nanoparticles have a substantial effect upon the wear and tribochemical properties of the polymer substrate. (c) 2006 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)307-314
Number of pages8
JournalEuropean Polymer Journal
Volume43
Issue number2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Feb 2007

Keywords

  • ultra high molecular weight polyethylene
  • supercritical fluids
  • silver
  • surface modification
  • SUPERCRITICAL CARBON-DIOXIDE
  • MOLECULAR-WEIGHT POLYETHYLENE
  • UHMWPE
  • WEAR
  • IMPREGNATION
  • REPLACEMENT
  • COMPLEXES
  • POLYMERS
  • HYDROGEN
  • EXTRACTION

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