Graphene based nanomaterials for biomedical coatings

Rigoberto C. Advincula*

*Corresponding author for this work

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Nanotechnology involves scale, function, and composition that enable macroscopic properties with improved performance and high-value adding for any industry including the biomedical industry. The use of graphene-based nanomaterials is of high interest for electronic applications and the solid-state display industry. However, it is not as well known in the biomedical and bio-implant field. The graphene and the oxidized graphene oxide GO nanomaterials can be prepared by plasma, vacuum deposition, solid state catalytic methods, and also by solution exfoliation methods. This paper highlights work done on utilizing GO coatings and dispersions as anti-microbial and protective barriers for preventing biocorrosion and biofilm growth. Utilizing surface analytical tools including electrochemical methods it is possible to characterize their ultrathin properties based on electro-deposited and LB deposited films. They have been shown to have good anti-microbial properties against gram + and gram - bacteria and have been benign against fibroblast mammalian cells.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationCorrosion Conference and Expo 2017
PublisherNational Assoc. of Corrosion Engineers International
Number of pages8
ISBN (Electronic)9781510840348
Publication statusPublished - 2017
Externally publishedYes
EventCorrosion Conference and Expo 2017 - New Orleans, United States
Duration: 2017 Mar 262017 Mar 30

Publication series

NameNACE - International Corrosion Conference Series
ISSN (Print)0361-4409


OtherCorrosion Conference and Expo 2017
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CityNew Orleans


  • Anti-corrosion
  • Anti-microbial
  • Coatings
  • Graphene

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Chemistry(all)
  • Chemical Engineering(all)
  • Materials Science(all)


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