X-Ray Photoelectron Spectroscopy as a Tool in the Study of Nanostructured Titanium and Commercial PET Surfaces in Biotechnological Applications


Hayden Webb (Editor)
Vi Khanh Truong (Editor)
Robert T. Jones (Editor)
Russell J. Crawford (Editor)
Elena Ivanova (Editor)
Swinburne University of Technology, Hawthorn, Australia, and others

Series: Chemistry Research and Applications
BISAC: SCI013000

XPS was used to identify the oxidation states of titanium in nanostructured titanium films on titanium surfaces fabricated by different polishing (mechanical and chemical) and sputtering techniques. A layer of titanium dioxide was detected on both substrates, forming a protective passive film.

The physiochemical and dielectric properties of this film determine the biocompatibility of titanium when used in the manufacture of medical implants. XPS was also used to investigate the bacterial modification of the surfaces of poly(ethylene terephthalate) (PET) bottles exposed to bacterial enrichment culture over a nine month period. This new book discusses two distinct case studies which present research regarding XPS. (Imprint: Nova)

Table of Contents

Table of Contents


1. XPS in Biological Applications

2. Case Study 1: Titanium Oxidation States on Titanium Thin Films and Bulk Surfaces

2.1. Experimental Design

2.2. Elemental Analysis

2.3. Titanium Oxidation States

2.4. Carbon Contamination

2.5. Conclusions

3. Case Study 2: Bacterial Modification of Poly(ethylene terephthalate) Polymer Surfaces

3.1. Experimental Design

3.2. Elemental Analysis

3.3. High Resolution Spectra

3.4. Bacterial Modifications

3.5. Carbon Contamination

3.6. Conclusions

4. Summary

5. References


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