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Properties of diamond like carbon thin film coatings on stainless steel medical guidewires

McLaughlin, JAD, Meenan, BJ, Maguire, PD and Jamieson, N (1996) Properties of diamond like carbon thin film coatings on stainless steel medical guidewires. DIAMOND AND RELATED MATERIALS, 5 (3-5). pp. 486-491. [Journal article]

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DOI: 10.1016/0925-9635(96)80065-3


An investigation of plasma enhanced chemical vapour deposition of diamond like carbon deposited on medical grade stainless steel guidewires is presented and contrasted with existing guidewire coating techniques. Raman spectroscopy and atomic force microscopy studies indicate that this novel coating of guidewires, exhibits diamond like characteristics which possess a form of bulk microstructure reflecting the desired low coefficient of friction, high bulk hardness and good substrate bonding properties that are required for medical guidewires.

Item Type:Journal article
Keywords:diamond like carbon; medical guidewires; stainless steel; atomic force microscopy
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:403
Deposited By: Mrs Ann Blair
Deposited On:28 Oct 2009 13:26
Last Modified:15 Jun 2011 09:52

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