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Micropatterned freestanding magnetron sputtered Mg-alloy scaffolds

  • David Haffner , Christiane Zamponi , Rodrigo Lima de Miranda and Eckhard Quandt EMAIL logo
From the journal BioNanoMaterials


Freestanding scaffolds were fabricated of Mg5W (wt.% yttrium) alloy using magnetron sputtering technology. Appropriate method was found to produce scaffolds with high reproducibility, spatial resolution of 1 μm and good mechanical properties. Two different techniques were used for surface finishing, microblasting and chemical polishing. SEM investigation showed high surface quality after chemical polishing while microblasting influenced mechanical properties of the Mg5W alloy. Magnetron sputtering offers a high potential for the production of microstructured scaffolds.

Corresponding author: Prof. Dr.-Ing. Eckhard Quandt, Chair for Inorganic Functional Materials, Institute for Materials Science, Faculty of Engineering, University of Kiel, Kaiserstr. 2, 24143 Kiel, Germany, E-mail:


The authors want to thank the DFG for the financial support.

Funding: Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft, (Grant/Award Number: ‘QU 146/9-2’).


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Received: 2015-3-3
Accepted: 2015-5-19
Published Online: 2015-6-5
Published in Print: 2015-3-1

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