This research was supported by Piedmont Region (“Bando per la ricerca scientifica”, call 2004, grant A166). This article is part of a special section on CVD of Biomaterials.
a-SiOx Coatings Grown on Dental Materials by PECVD: Compositional Analysis and Preliminary Investigation of Biocompatibility Improvements†
Article first published online: 4 MAR 2010
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Chemical Vapor Deposition
Volume 16, Issue 1-3, pages 29–34, March 2010
How to Cite
Mandracci, P., Ceruti, P., Ricciardi, C., Mussano, F. and Carossa, S. (2010), a-SiOx Coatings Grown on Dental Materials by PECVD: Compositional Analysis and Preliminary Investigation of Biocompatibility Improvements. Chem. Vap. Deposition, 16: 29–34. doi: 10.1002/cvde.200906761
- Issue published online: 22 MAR 2010
- Article first published online: 4 MAR 2010
- Manuscript Revised: 1 SEP 2009
- Manuscript Received: 5 NOV 2008
- Piedmont Region (“Bando per la ricerca scientifica”. Grant Number: call 2004, A166
- dental materials;
- silicon oxide
Silicon-oxygen amorphous thin film alloys (a-SiOx) are grown at room temperature by plasma-enhanced (PE)CVD on two dental materials; a ceramic and a microcomposite resin. A compositional analysis of substrates and films is performed by energy dispersive X-ray spectroscopy (EDX), while the sample morphologies are investigated by optical microscopy. Some preliminary investigations on the interaction of substrates and coatings with cells give indications in favor of a-SiOx biocompatibility, and show that the application of coatings based on this material may have a good potential for the reduction of cytotoxicity in dental materials.