Protein adsorptions onto non-annealed (NA) and thermally annealed (TA) polyetherimide films were examined by surface plasmon resonance measurements. Proteins adsorbed onto the NA films with smaller adsorption constants in comparison with the TA films. Neutron reflectivity measurements of the two films suggested that the outermost region of the NA films swelled with larger amounts of water molecules than the TA films. It is plausible that the aforementioned difference in the protein adsorption properties is derived from the difference in the interfacial aggregation structures of the two films.
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Biomedical Engineering
- Materials Science(all)
- Condensed Matter Physics