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DLC/TiNi microcage for biopsy applications

Fu, YQ and Luo, JK and Ong, SE and Zhang, S and Flewitt, AJ and Milne, WI (2007) DLC/TiNi microcage for biopsy applications. In: UNSPECIFIED.

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Abstract

A TiNi/diamond-like-carbon (DLC) microcage for biological application has been designed, fabricated and characterized. A compressively stressed DLC film with TiNi pattern on top lifts the fingers upwards once they are released from the substrate, and the microcage can be closed through shape memory effect of top TiNi film with temperature below 80°C. Further heating above 100°C, the gradual opening of the microcage can be obtained due to thermal bimorph effect. The biocompatibility of both the TiNi and DLC films has been proved using a cell-culture method.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (UNSPECIFIED)
Uncontrolled Keywords: Biocompatibility DLC Film Microcage Shape memory TiNi
Subjects: UNSPECIFIED
Divisions: Div B > Solid State Electronics and Nanoscale Science
Depositing User: Cron Job
Date Deposited: 07 Mar 2014 11:54
Last Modified: 22 Dec 2014 01:19
DOI: 10.1117/12.721564