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Hydroxyapatite thick films as pressure sensors

Korostynska, O and Gigilashvili, G and Mason, A and Tofail, SAM (2016) Hydroxyapatite thick films as pressure sensors. In: Electrically Active Materials for Medical Devices. Imperial College Press. ISBN 9781783269860

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Abstract

Electrical properties of hydroxyapatite (HA) in the form of screen printed thick films that can be used as a biocompatible coating for bone and dental implants are reported. In particular, piezo- and pyroelectric behaviour of these films suggest that they can be used to promote faster healing of bones and prevent rejection of implants. Moreover, the reversible pressure-induced changes in their electrical characteristics can be employed for real-time in vivo pressure sensors implantable simultaneously, for example, with knee or hip prosthesis. The additional advantage of HA in the form of screen-printed thick films is that, due to the technology’s versatility, it can be produced on flexible substrate in any shape and size to suit the needs of various patients.

Item Type: Book Section
Subjects: R Medicine > RD Surgery
R Medicine > RS Pharmacy and materia medica
T Technology > TK Electrical engineering. Electronics. Nuclear engineering
Divisions: Built Environment
Civil Engineering
Publisher: Imperial College Press
Date Deposited: 07 Nov 2016 12:56
Last Modified: 07 Nov 2016 12:56
DOI or Identification number: http://www.worldscientific.com/worldscibooks/10.1142/p1090
URI: http://researchonline.ljmu.ac.uk/id/eprint/4271

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