O. Savadogo

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Nickel-titanium (NiTi) alloy derives its biocompatibility and good corrosion resistance from a homogeneous oxide layer mainly composed of TiO(2), with a very low concentration of nickel. In this article, we described the corrosion behavior of NiTi alloys after mechanical polishing, electropolishing, and sterilization processes using cyclic polarization and(More)
Sterilization is required for using any device in contact with the human body. Numerous authors have studied device properties after sterilization and reported on bulk and surface modifications of many materials after processing. These surface modifications may in turn influence device biocompatibility. Still, data are missing on the effect of sterilization(More)
One of the facets of nanotechnology applications is the immense opportunities they offer for new developments in medicine and health sciences. Carbon nanotubes (CNTs) have particularly attracted attention for designing new monitoring systems for environment and living cells as well as nanosensors. Carbon nanotubes-based biomaterials are also employed as(More)
This paper describes a new technique to measure urine volume in patients with urinary bladder dysfunction. Polypyrrole - an electronically conducting polymer - is chemically deposited on a highly elastic fabric. This fabric, when placed around a phantom bladder, produced a reproducible change in electrical resistance on stretching. The resistance response(More)
Our group have shown in an experiment performed in the carotid artery of a living swine that magnetic gradients generated by a clinical magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) system could propel and navigate untethered medical microdevices and micro-nanorobots in the human vasculature. The main problem with these devices is that the metal necessary for magnetic(More)
In this paper, a new non-compensatory approach is introduced for the material selection of bipolar plates in Polymer Electrolyte Fuel Cells (PEFC), using the original ELECTRE I (Elimination Et (and) Choice Translating Reality) decision-making method. This approach provides solutions to material selection problems of bipolar plates involving multiple con(More)
The effect of surface modification of NiTi shape memory alloy on its corrosion behavior in Hanks' solution was determined. The near-equi-atomic super elastic NiTi (Ni 55.8 wt %) alloy used for this study was provided by Memry USA. The surfaces of heat-treated samples were modified by mechanical polishing (MP), electropolishing (EP), and electropolishing(More)
Once placed in a magnetic field, smart magnetic materials (SMM) change their shape, which could be use for the development of smaller minimally invasive surgery devices activated by magnetic field. However, the potential degradation and release of cytotoxic ions by SMM corrosion has to be determined. This paper evaluates the corrosion resistance of two SMM:(More)
Integrated forest biorefinery offers promising pathways to sustainably diversify the revenue of pulp and paper industry. In this context, lignin can be extracted from a residual stream of Kraft pulping process, called black liquor, and subsequently converted into a wide spectrum of bio-based products. Electrochemical acidification of Kraft black liquor by(More)