Formation of Zein/Bioactive Glass Layers Using Electrophoretic Deposition Technique

Ramos Rivera L, Dippel J, Boccaccini AR (2018)

Publication Language: English

Publication Type: Journal article, Original article

Publication year: 2018


Book Volume: 1

Pages Range: 73-80

Journal Issue: 82

DOI: 10.1149/08201.0073ecst


Coatings of zein and zein/bioactive glass composites were produced on 316L stainless steel using anodic electrophoretic deposition (EPD). Zein and 45S5 bioactive glass were dispersed in a binary water/ethanol solution. The effects of the zein and bioactive glass concentrations as well as different water/ethanol ratios on the coating characteristics were investigated. Also, the influence of applied voltage and deposition time were analyzed. Prior to EPD, the zeta potential of zein, bioactive glass and zein/bioactive glass suspensions were measured as a function of the pH. The coatings were investigated by optical microscopy, scanning electron microscopy and atomic force microscopy. Coatings with pure zein are homogeneous when using an electrical field strength below or equal to 0.05 V/m. Higher voltages led to a discoloration of the solution which could result from a conformational change of zein. The co-deposition of zein/bioactive glass is very sensitive to the applied voltage and the concentration of zein. High concentrations of zein (10 g/L) increase the viscosity of the solution and reduce the electrophoretic mobility of the bioactive glass. Equal concentration of zein and bioactive glass at a pH of 7.5 with a low electric field strength were found to be the optimum conditions.

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Ramos Rivera, L., Dippel, J., & Boccaccini, A.R. (2018). Formation of Zein/Bioactive Glass Layers Using Electrophoretic Deposition Technique. ECS Transactions, 1(82), 73-80.


Ramos Rivera, Laura, Jannik Dippel, and Aldo R. Boccaccini. "Formation of Zein/Bioactive Glass Layers Using Electrophoretic Deposition Technique." ECS Transactions 1.82 (2018): 73-80.

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