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 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 83 Issue: 4
  • Publication Date: 2000
  • Title of Journal : JOURNAL OF THE AMERICAN CERAMIC SOCIETY
  • Page Numbers: pp.989-991

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.