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Title: Thermal Behaviour of W+C Ion Implanted Ultra High Molecular Weight Polyethylene (UHMWPE)

Abstract

The aim of this work was to examine thermal behavior of the surface modified Ultra High Molecular Weight Poly Ethylene (UHMWPE ) in order to understand the effect of ion implantation on the properties of this polymer which is widely used especially for biomedical applications. UHMWPE samples were Tungsten and Carbon (W+C) hybrid ion implanted by using Metal Vapour Vacuum Arc (MEVVA) ion implantation technique with a fluence of 10 17 ions/cm2 and extraction voltage of 30 kV. Untreated and surface-treated samples were investigated by Rutherford Back Scattering (RBS) Analysis, Attenuated Total Reflectance Fourier Transform Infrared (ATR-FTIR) Spectrometry, Thermo Gravimetric Analysis (TGA) and Differential Scanning Calorimetry (DSC). This study has shown that ion implantation represents a powerful tool on modifying thermal properties of UHMWPE surfaces. This combination of properties can make implanted UHMWPE a preferred material for biomedical applications.

Authors:
;  [1];  [2]; ; ;  [3];  [4]; ;  [5]
  1. Bioengineering Department, Ege University, Bornova, Izmir 35100 (Turkey)
  2. Chemical Engineering Department, Izmir Institute of High Technology, Gulbahcekoyu Urla, Izmir (Turkey)
  3. Center for Irradiation of Materials, Alabama A and M University, Normal, Huntsville AL 35762 (United States)
  4. Department of Electrical Engineering, Alabama A and M University, Normal, AL 35762 (United States)
  5. High Current Electrnonics, Institute, Tomsk (Russian Federation)
Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
21289592
Resource Type:
Journal Article
Journal Name:
AIP Conference Proceedings
Additional Journal Information:
Journal Volume: 1099; Journal Issue: 1; Conference: CAARI 2008: 12. international conference on application of accelerators in research and industry, Fort Worth, TX (United States), 10-15 Aug 2008; Other Information: DOI: 10.1063/1.3120094; (c) 2009 American Institute of Physics; Country of input: International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA); Journal ID: ISSN 0094-243X
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
75 CONDENSED MATTER PHYSICS, SUPERCONDUCTIVITY AND SUPERFLUIDITY; CALORIMETRY; CARBON IONS; FOURIER TRANSFORMATION; INFRARED SPECTRA; ION BEAMS; ION IMPLANTATION; IRRADIATION; PHYSICAL RADIATION EFFECTS; POLYETHYLENES; RUTHERFORD BACKSCATTERING SPECTROSCOPY; SURFACES; THERMAL GRAVIMETRIC ANALYSIS; THERMODYNAMIC PROPERTIES; TUNGSTEN IONS

Citation Formats

Urkac, E Sokullu, Oztarhan, A, Tihminlioglu, F, Ila, D, Chhay, B, Muntele, C, Budak, S, Oks, E, and Nikolaev, A. Thermal Behaviour of W+C Ion Implanted Ultra High Molecular Weight Polyethylene (UHMWPE). United States: N. p., 2009. Web. doi:10.1063/1.3120094.
Urkac, E Sokullu, Oztarhan, A, Tihminlioglu, F, Ila, D, Chhay, B, Muntele, C, Budak, S, Oks, E, & Nikolaev, A. Thermal Behaviour of W+C Ion Implanted Ultra High Molecular Weight Polyethylene (UHMWPE). United States. doi:10.1063/1.3120094.
Urkac, E Sokullu, Oztarhan, A, Tihminlioglu, F, Ila, D, Chhay, B, Muntele, C, Budak, S, Oks, E, and Nikolaev, A. Tue . "Thermal Behaviour of W+C Ion Implanted Ultra High Molecular Weight Polyethylene (UHMWPE)". United States. doi:10.1063/1.3120094.
@article{osti_21289592,
title = {Thermal Behaviour of W+C Ion Implanted Ultra High Molecular Weight Polyethylene (UHMWPE)},
author = {Urkac, E Sokullu and Oztarhan, A and Tihminlioglu, F and Ila, D and Chhay, B and Muntele, C and Budak, S and Oks, E and Nikolaev, A},
abstractNote = {The aim of this work was to examine thermal behavior of the surface modified Ultra High Molecular Weight Poly Ethylene (UHMWPE ) in order to understand the effect of ion implantation on the properties of this polymer which is widely used especially for biomedical applications. UHMWPE samples were Tungsten and Carbon (W+C) hybrid ion implanted by using Metal Vapour Vacuum Arc (MEVVA) ion implantation technique with a fluence of 10 17 ions/cm2 and extraction voltage of 30 kV. Untreated and surface-treated samples were investigated by Rutherford Back Scattering (RBS) Analysis, Attenuated Total Reflectance Fourier Transform Infrared (ATR-FTIR) Spectrometry, Thermo Gravimetric Analysis (TGA) and Differential Scanning Calorimetry (DSC). This study has shown that ion implantation represents a powerful tool on modifying thermal properties of UHMWPE surfaces. This combination of properties can make implanted UHMWPE a preferred material for biomedical applications.},
doi = {10.1063/1.3120094},
journal = {AIP Conference Proceedings},
issn = {0094-243X},
number = 1,
volume = 1099,
place = {United States},
year = {2009},
month = {3}
}