Synopsis : Diamond based materials for biomedical applications written by S. Szunerits, published by Elsevier Inc. Chapters which was released on 19 March 2013. Download Diamond based materials for biomedical applications Books now! Available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format.
Recent advances made in the controlled deposition of diamond thin films with varying morphologies have pushed researchers to consider diamond as an alternative carbon-based material. Surface functionalization is believed to be an effective approach to tune the physical, chemical and electrochemical properties of diamond. Understanding and controlling the functionalization process of diamond surfaces thus holds considerable promise for both fundamental and applied research aspects. This chapter summarizes the state of the art of chemical, photochemical and electrochemical strategies for the grafting of different organic moieties onto diamond.