Reduced adhesion of human blood platelets to polyethylene tubing by microplasma surface modification

J. L. Lauer, J. L. Shohet, R. M. Albrecht, C. Pratoomtong, R. Murugesan, S. Esnault, J. S. Malter, U. H. Von Andrian, R. D. Bathke, S. B. Shohet

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Abstract

Microplasmas were used for the surface treatment of small-diameter polyethylene (PE) tubing. The density of the microplasma was measured using a microwave cavity disgnostic. A monochromator helped in observing plasma light output at various positions along the PE tube to assess uniformity. To the lumenal surface of the PE tubing, a poly(ethylene oxide) surfactant was immobilized with an argon microplasma discharge. The properties of the inner surface of the PE tubing and the emitted light intensity indicated a correlation.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)4539-4546
Number of pages8
JournalJournal of Applied Physics
Volume96
Issue number8
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Oct 15 2004

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Lauer, J. L., Shohet, J. L., Albrecht, R. M., Pratoomtong, C., Murugesan, R., Esnault, S., ... Shohet, S. B. (2004). Reduced adhesion of human blood platelets to polyethylene tubing by microplasma surface modification. Journal of Applied Physics, 96(8), 4539-4546. https://doi.org/10.1063/1.1786668