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Generation and characterisation of gallium titanate surfaces through hydrothermal ion-exchange processes (2018)
Journal Article
Wadge, M. D., Stuart, B. W., Thomas, K. G., & Grant, D. M. (2018). Generation and characterisation of gallium titanate surfaces through hydrothermal ion-exchange processes. Materials and Design, 155, doi:10.1016/j.matdes.2018.05.060. ISSN 0261-3069

Infection negation and biofilm prevention are necessary developments needed for implant materials. Furthermore, an increase in publications regarding gallium (Ga) as an antimicrobial ion has resulted in bacterial-inhibitory surfaces incorporating gal... Read More

Gallium incorporation into phosphate based glasses: bulk and thin film properties (2018)
Journal Article
Stuart, B. W., Grant, C. A., Stan, G. E., Popa, A. C., Titman, J. J., & Grant, D. M. (2018). Gallium incorporation into phosphate based glasses: bulk and thin film properties. Journal of the Mechanical Behavior of Biomedical Materials, 82, doi:10.1016/j.jmbbm.2018.03.041. ISSN 1751-6161

The osteogenic ions Ca2+, P5+, Mg2+, and antimicrobial ion Ga3+ were homogenously dispersed into a 1.45 mum thick phosphate glass coating by plasma assisted sputtering onto CP grade titanium. The objective was to deliver therapeutic ions in orthopedi... Read More

Mechanical, structural and dissolution properties of heat treated thin-film phosphate based glasses (2017)
Journal Article
Stuart, B. W., Gimeno-Fabra, M., Segal, J., Ahmed, I., & Grant, D. M. (2017). Mechanical, structural and dissolution properties of heat treated thin-film phosphate based glasses. Applied Surface Science, 416, doi:10.1016/j.apsusc.2017.04.110. ISSN 0169-4332

Here we show the deposition of 2.7 μm thick phosphate based glass films produced by magnetron sputtering, followed by post heat treatments at 500 °C. Variations in degradation properties pre and post heat treatment were attributed to the formation of... Read More

Nanoparticle transport in epithelial cells: pathway switching through bioconjugation (2013)
Journal Article
Fowler, R., Vllasaliu, D., Trillo, F. F., Garnett, M., Alexander, C., Horsley, H., …Stolnik, S. (in press). Nanoparticle transport in epithelial cells: pathway switching through bioconjugation. Small, 9(19), doi:10.1002/smll.201202623. ISSN 1613-6810

The understanding and control of nanoparticle transport into and through cellular compartments is central to biomedical applications of nanotechnology. Here, it is shown that the transport pathway of 50 nm polystyrene nanoparticles decorated with vit... Read More