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Title: Application of low-temperature plasma treatment for rapid and efficient polydopamine coating on 3D-printed polymer scaffolds
Polydopamine-based bioinspired surface coating can augment improved adhesive nature and functional performance to materials. Here in, we report for the first time the capability of low-temperature hydrogen plasma treatment to enhance the polydopamine coating on 3D-Printed Polymer Scaffolds. The hydrogen plasma-treated scaffolds were systematically characterized with different analytical techniques. It was seen that hydrogen plasma treatment can significantly enhance the polydopamine coating on scaffolds. This observed finding of the utility of plasma to enhance the polydopa- mine coating on 3D-printed polymer scaffolds could significantly reduce the current processing time of polydopamine coating on material surfaces.  more » « less
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