Liquid phase deposition (LPD), which is a method to directly form a titanium dioxide (TiO 2 ) film on a substrate, is the most practical method for applying TiO 2 films to medical devices because it is performed at lower temperatures than other methods. The TiO 2 films to be applied to medical devices should offer excellent antibacterial effect, but should be stable to normal cells and have appropriate strength. In this research, we observed that the size, shape, and density of TiO 2 particles varied with the nucleation duration in LPD and confirmed that these results caused changes in several properties including the mechanical properties, cytotoxicity and antibacterial effect of TiO 2 films. From the analysis of these results, we established the conditions for the preparation of TiO 2 films that are suitable for medical devices and suggest a new approach to the study of TiO 2 films prepared by LPD.
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All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Condensed Matter Physics
- Physics and Astronomy(all)
- Surfaces and Interfaces
- Surfaces, Coatings and Films