Biocompatibility of Polymers Modified by High-Energy Ions
aDepartment of Solid State Engineering, Institute of Chemical Technology, Prague, bInstitute of Physiology, Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic, Prague, c3rd Faculty of Medicine, Charles University, Prague
The review deals with the degradation of polymers by high-energy ions. The most important changes of their chemical structure and physical, including surface properties caused by ion irradiation are discussed with respect to their biocompatibility. Dependences of adhesion and proliferation of smooth muscle cells and keratinocytes on physicochemical properties of modified polymers are studied.
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