volume 13, issue 1, P45-55 1979
DOI: 10.1002/jbm.820130107
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Abstract: The effect of the exposure to air or to the substrate during the solvent casting process on the surface chemical composition of Avcothane, a blood compatible biomaterial, was studied by employing Auger electron spectroscopy. The surface layer of 10-15A thickness was analyzed without sputtering, but for the studies probing a deeper layer, argon ion sputtering at a low enough voltage to prevent artifacts was utilized. It is found that the air facing surface which is the blood contact surface contains a greater a…

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