Dip coating of calcium hydroxyapatite on Ti-6Al-4V substrates


Mavis B., Tas A.

JOURNAL OF THE AMERICAN CERAMIC SOCIETY, vol.83, no.4, pp.989-991, 2000 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 83 Issue: 4
  • Publication Date: 2000
  • Journal Name: JOURNAL OF THE AMERICAN CERAMIC SOCIETY
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.989-991
  • Hacettepe University Affiliated: No

Abstract

Ti-6Al-4V alloy is the most commonly used metallic material in the manufacture of orthopedic implants. The main inorganic phase of human bone is calcium hydroxyapatite (Ca-10(PO4)(6)-(OH)(2), HA). To achieve better biocompatibility with bone, metal implants made of Ti-6Al-4V are often coated with bioceramics. Dip-coating techniques scarcely are used to apply HA onto metallic implants. New dipping-solution recipes to be used for HA coatings are described in this work. Scanning electron microscopy and X-ray diffractometry have been used for sample characterization.