A Multifunctional Zinc Oxide/Poly(Lactic Acid) Nanocomposite Layer Coated on Magnesium Alloys for Controlled Degradation and Antibacterial Function
ABSTRACT: In the present work, magnesium (Mg) AZ31 alloy was coated with a multifunctional membrane layer composed of ZnO nanoparticles (NPs) embedded in a poly(lactic acid) (PLA) matrix. We aimed to produce a stable coating that would be used to control the degradation rate of the Mg alloy and promote a local antibacterial activity. ZnO NPs were dispersed at 5 ... Read more