Effect of fiber-matrix coupling on the mechanical properties of a totally bioabsorbable composite

B. J. Perez, H. Alexander, C. W. Mayott, L. Anderson, J. L. Charvet, Joachim Kohn, W. C. LaCourse, I. Loh

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Abstract

A study compared the mechanical properties of chopped fiber/poly-(desamino-tyrosil-tyrosine ethyl ester) (DTE) composites produced with modified and unmodified fibers. Results show that plasma treatment provided a moderate improvement in the modulus of the chopped fiber composites. The tensile strength was not improved by this coupling method. There were shorter fiber pullout length and polymer attached to fiber ends in the treated fiber composites, while in the treated fiber composites, more holes and longer `clean fibers' were observed.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Number of pages1
Publication statusPublished - Dec 1 1996
Externally publishedYes
EventProceedings of the 1996 5th World Biomaterials Congress. Part 2 (of 2) - Toronto, Can
Duration: May 29 1996Jun 2 1996

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OtherProceedings of the 1996 5th World Biomaterials Congress. Part 2 (of 2)
CityToronto, Can
Period5/29/966/2/96

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Perez, B. J., Alexander, H., Mayott, C. W., Anderson, L., Charvet, J. L., Kohn, J., ... Loh, I. (1996). Effect of fiber-matrix coupling on the mechanical properties of a totally bioabsorbable composite. Paper presented at Proceedings of the 1996 5th World Biomaterials Congress. Part 2 (of 2), Toronto, Can, .