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Atmospheric Pressure Plasma Treated Carbon Fibre Weave: A Flexible Approach to Wound Monitoring

Phair, J, Davis, J, Leach, C and Cardosi, MF (2013) Atmospheric Pressure Plasma Treated Carbon Fibre Weave: A Flexible Approach to Wound Monitoring. Electrochemistry Communications, 33 . pp. 99-101. [Journal article]

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DOI: 10.1016/j.elecom.2013.04.024

Abstract

Atmospheric pressure plasma processing has been investigated as a rapid means of activating carbon fibre thread for use in the manufacture of smart bandages. Ferrocyanide and ruthenium hexamine were used as redox probes to assess the influence of plasma exposure time on the electroanalytical performance of material to be incorporated within prototype wound dressings. Ion exchange of the ruthenium at the carbon interface was observed and was attributed to the plasma induced creation of surface carboxyl groups. These had the effect of improving electron transfer kinetics and surface wetting. The applicability of the modified material for wound monitoring was critically assessed through examining the direct response in whole blood.

Item Type:Journal article
Keywords:Smart bandage, plasma, wound
Faculties and Schools:Faculty of Computing & Engineering
Faculty of Computing & Engineering > School of Engineering
Research Institutes and Groups:Engineering Research Institute
Engineering Research Institute > Nanotechnology & Integrated BioEngineering Centre (NIBEC)
ID Code:25937
Deposited By: Professor James Davis
Deposited On:07 May 2013 09:55
Last Modified:15 Apr 2014 10:16

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