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Production of Organometallic Polymer-Based Biomaterials by Laser Two-Photon Polymerisation

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Publication date27/04/2017
Number of pages6
<mark>Original language</mark>English
Event15th Rapid Design, Prototyping and Manufacturing Conference: RDPM - Northumbria University, Newcastle, United Kingdom
Duration: 27/04/201728/04/2017


Conference15th Rapid Design, Prototyping and Manufacturing Conference
Country/TerritoryUnited Kingdom


Laser two-photon polymerisation is a 3D printing technique based on the process of two photon absorption, where a photosensitive molecule becomes a radical upon absorbing two photons with double the wavelength of its absorption peak. By moving the sample relative to the laser focal point, 3D structures with sub-micron features can be fabricated from a variety of materials. Here, we present a novel organometallic polymer biomaterial composed of aluminium isopropoxide, methacrylic acid and 3-methacryloxypropyltrihydroxysilane. We describe the preparation, fabrication, development aspects of this material and characterise some structures fabricated directly from computer-aided design (CAD) files using scanning electron microscopy (SEM).
KEYWORDS: Biomaterials, Laser Two-Photon