Interfacial engineering of hierarchically porous NiTi/hydrogels nanocomposites with exceptional antibiofouling surfaces

Dongmian Zang, Hui Yi, Zhandong Gu, Lie Chen, Dong Han, Xinglin Guo, Shutao Wang, Mingjie Liu, Lei Jiang

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Abstract

Seamlessly bridging the hard and the soft, a strategy to fabricate hierarchically porous NiTi/hydrogels nanocomposites is reported. The nanocomposite surface can hold high-content water while keeping its hierarchical nanoscale topography, thus showing exceptional antibiofouling performance. This strategy will lead to antibiofouling alloy (e.g., NiTi)/hydrogel nanocomposites for improved stents and other blood-contacting implants and medical devices.
Original languageEnglish
Article number1602869
Number of pages7
JournalAdvanced Materials
Volume29
Issue number2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 11 Jan 2017
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • antibiofouling
  • hydrogels
  • interfacial engineering
  • mechanical properties
  • nanocomposites

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