In vitro studies of cells grown on the superconductor PrOxFeAs

Yang, Shaoguang, Xie, Yuxuan, Yang, Wenrong, Zheng, Rongkun, Stevens, Frankie, Korkmaz, Emine, Weiss, Anthony S., Ringer, Simon P. and Braet, Filip 2009, In vitro studies of cells grown on the superconductor PrOxFeAs, Micron, vol. 40, no. 4, pp. 476-479.

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Title In vitro studies of cells grown on the superconductor PrOxFeAs
Formatted title In vitro studies of cells grown on the superconductor PrOxFeAs
Author(s) Yang, Shaoguang
Xie, Yuxuan
Yang, Wenrong
Zheng, Rongkun
Stevens, Frankie
Korkmaz, Emine
Weiss, Anthony S.
Ringer, Simon P.
Braet, Filip
Journal name Micron
Volume number 40
Issue number 4
Start page 476
End page 479
Total pages 4
Publisher Elsevier
Place of publication Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Publication date 2009-06
ISSN 0968-4328
Keyword(s) superconductors
biomaterials
adhesion
Summary The recent discovery of arsenic-based high temperature superconductors has reignited interest in the study of superconductor: biological interfaces. However, the new superconductor materials involve the chemistry of arsenic and their toxicity remains unclear [Hand, E., 2008. Nature 452 (24), 922]. In this study the possible adverse effects of this new family of superconductors on cells have been examined. Cell culture studies in conjunction with microscopy and viability assays were employed to examine the influence of arsenic-based superconductor PrOxFeAs (x = 0.75) material in vitro. Imaging data revealed that cells were well adhered and spread on the surface of the superconductor. Furthermore, cytotoxicity studies showed that cells were unaffected during the time-course of the experiments, providing support for the biocompatibility aspects of PrOxFeAs-based superconductor material.
Language eng
Field of Research 100703 Nanobiotechnology
Socio Economic Objective 970103 Expanding Knowledge in the Chemical Sciences
HERDC Research category C1.1 Refereed article in a scholarly journal
Copyright notice ©2009, Elsevier
Persistent URL http://hdl.handle.net/10536/DRO/DU:30034982

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