author = "Pessoa, Rodrigo S{\'a}vio and Fraga, Mariana Amorim",
                title = "Biomedical applications of ultrathin atomic layer deposited metal 
                         oxide films on polymeric materials",
            booktitle = "Frontiers of nanoscience",
            publisher = "Elsevier",
                 year = "2019",
               editor = "Benelmekki, Maria and Erbe, Andreas",
                pages = "291--307",
             keywords = "Atomic layer deposition, Biomedical devices, Metal oxide, Polymer, 
                         Thin films.",
             abstract = "The infections related to biomedical instruments are a serious 
                         problem in medicine due to negative consequences for the patient. 
                         In addition to progress in hygienic measures, there is a growing 
                         interest on the deposition of antimicrobial coatings onto 
                         instrument surface. Recently, atomic layer deposition (ALD) of 
                         ultrathin metal oxide coatings has been investigated for such 
                         applications. ALD is a surface reaction limited method of 
                         depositing conformal, pinhole-free, uniform thickness ultrathin 
                         films onto planar or three-dimensional structures. The development 
                         of ultrathin ALD films has blossomed, with researchers 
                         demonstrating a wide range of applications from nanotechnology to 
                         biomedicine. Nowadays, many research groups have been working on 
                         the development of devices based on ALD metal oxide films grown on 
                         semiconductor substrates. However, there is still a lack of 
                         studies on low-temperature ALD metal oxide films grown on 
                         polymeric substrates targeting biomedical applications such as 
                         implants and other thermal sensitive devices. Hence this chapter 
                         discusses the overall prospects of ultrathin metal oxide films on 
                         polymers based on requirements such as material and development 
                         perspectives. This work focuses on the key advantages that the use 
                         of ultrathin ALD metal oxide films can offer to 
                         temperature-sensitive biomedical technologies. In summary, we will 
                         provide a brief overview on ultrathin metal oxide films for 
                         biomedical outlining potential future opportunities based on three 
                         points: low-temperature ALD film process, metal oxide materials 
                         used in polymer coating, and biomedical applications.",
          affiliation = "{Instituto Tecnol{\'o}gico da Aeron{\'a}utica (ITA)} and 
                         {Instituto Nacional de Pesquisas Espaciais (INPE)}",
             language = "en",
           targetfile = "pessoa-biomedica.pdf",
        urlaccessdate = "11 abr. 2021"