Radiation Effects on Polymers for Biological Use

  • Henning Kausch
  • N. Anjum
  • Y. Chevolot
  • B. Gupta
  • D. Léonard
  • H. J. Mathieu
  • L. A. Pruitt
  • L. Ruiz-Taylor
  • M. Scholz

Part of the Advances in Polymer Science book series (POLYMER, volume 162)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-X
  2. Hans Jörg Mathieu, Yann Chevolot, Laurence Ruiz-Taylor, Didier Léonard
    Pages 1-34
  3. Back Matter
    Pages 157-173

About this book

Introduction

Biomaterials repair, reinforce or replace damaged functional parts of the (human) body. All mechanical and biological interactions between an implant and the body occur across the interface, which has to correspond as nearly as possible to its particular function. Much of the progress in adapting polymer materials for use in a biological environment has been obtained through irradiation techniques. For this reason the most recent developments in four key areas are reviewed in this special volume: (1) the analysis of the topology and the elemental composition of a functional surface, (2) the chemical modification of the surface which results in highly pure, sterile and versatile surfaces, (3) the sterilisation of implantable devices via ionising radiation and its possible effects on the structural mechanical properties of polymers, and (4) the radiation effects on living cells and tissues which are of particular importance for radiation protection and radiotherapy.

Keywords

Biomaterial Biomedical Application Biomedizinische Anwendungen Macromolecules Makromoleküle Polymere Polymers biomedical applications cells polymer tissue

Editors and affiliations

  • Henning Kausch
    • 1
  • N. Anjum
  • Y. Chevolot
  • B. Gupta
  • D. Léonard
  • H. J. Mathieu
  • L. A. Pruitt
  • L. Ruiz-Taylor
  • M. Scholz
  1. 1.c/o IGC I, Lab. of Polyelectrolytes and BiomacromoleculesEPFL-EcublensLausanneSwitzerland

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/3-540-45668-6
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2003
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-3-540-44020-8
  • Online ISBN 978-3-540-45668-1
  • Series Print ISSN 0065-3195
  • About this book