Autoclaving of porous silicon within a hospital environment: Potential benefits and problems

Citation
T. Jay et al., Autoclaving of porous silicon within a hospital environment: Potential benefits and problems, PHYS ST S-A, 182(1), 2000, pp. 555-560
Citations number
15
Language
INGLESE
art.tipo
Article
Categorie Soggetti
Apllied Physucs/Condensed Matter/Materiales Science
Journal title
PHYSICA STATUS SOLIDI A-APPLIED RESEARCH
ISSN journal
0031-8965 → ACNP
Volume
182
Issue
1
Year of publication
2000
Pages
555 - 560
Database
ISI
SICI code
0031-8965(200011)182:1<555:AOPSWA>2.0.ZU;2-I
Abstract
The microstructure and chemical composition of silicon surfaces subjected t o standard sterilization protocols in hospital autoclaves has been examined . Both metallic contamination and structural changes can accompany porous S i hydrolysis. The in-vitro incubation of bull; and porous Si discs with hum an lymphocytes reveals potential sources of cytoxicity such as silane emiss ion, and the supersaturation of media with eluted Si.