Diamond-Based Materials for Biomedical Applications, 1st Edition

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  • ISBN-10: 0857093517
  • ISBN-13: 9780857093516
  • DDC: 620.193
  • Grade Level Range: College Freshman - College Senior
  • 296 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2013 | Published/Released June 2014
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2013

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Carbon is lightweight, strong, conductive, and can mimic natural materials in the body, making it ideal for many uses in biomedicine. Consequently, much research is being devoted to this interesting material with an eye to increasing the medical applications for which it is suited. Diamond-Based Materials for Biomedical Applications presents readers with fundamental principles and novel applications of this versatile material. Part One provides a clear introduction to diamond-based materials. Functionalization of diamond particles and surfaces is discussed, followed by biotribology and biological behavior of nanocrystalline diamond coatings, and blood compatibility of diamond-like carbon coatings. Part Two reviews biomedical applications of diamond based materials, beginning with nanostructured diamond coatings for orthopedic applications. Topics explored include ultrananocrystalline diamond for neural and ophthalmological applications, nanodiamonds for drug delivery systems, and diamond nucleation and seeding techniques for tissue regeneration. The book concludes with a discussion of diamond materials for microfluidic devices. With its distinguished editors and international team of expert contributors, Diamond-Based Materials for Biomedical Applications is an authoritative guide for all materials scientists, researchers, medical practitioners and academics investigating the properties and uses of diamond based materials in the biomedical environment.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Half Title Page.
Other Frontmatter.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
Contributor Contact Details.
Woodhead Publishing Series in Biomaterials.
1: Introduction to Diamond-Based Materials for Medical Applications.
2: Introduction to Medical Applications of Diamond Particles and Surfaces*.
3: Functionalization of Diamond Surfaces for Medical Applications.
4: Biotribology and Biological Behaviour of Nanocrystalline Diamond (NCD) Coatings for Medical Applications.
5: Blood Compatibility of Diamond-Like Carbon (DLC) Coatings.
6: Biomedical Applications of Diamond-Based Materials.
7: Nanostructured Diamond Coatings for Orthopaedic Applications.
8: Ultrananocrystalline Diamond (UNCD) Films for Ophthalmological Applications.
9: Ultrananocrystalline Diamond (UNCD) for Neural Applications.
10: Nanodiamonds for Drug Delivery Systems.
11: Diamond Nucleation and Seeding Techniques for Tissue Regeneration.
12: Diamond Materials for Microfluidic Devices.