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Gabriela Ciobanu, Gabriela Carja, Octavian Ciobanu, Ion Sandu, Andrei Sandu. SEM and EDX studies of bioactive hydroxyapatite coatings on titanium implants. Micron, 40 (1), pp. 143-146, 2009.

Abstract: This work presents a study on an alternative coating method based on biomimetic techniques which are designed to form a crystalline hydroxyapatite layer very similar to the process corresponding to the formation of natural bone. The HA formation on the surface of titanium alloy pretreated with NaOH solution is investigated. Two types of solutions such as supersaturated calcification solution (SCS) and modified SCS (M-SCS) were used to investigate bone-like apatite formation on alkali-treated titanium. The hydroxyapatite deposits are investigated by means of scanning electron microscopy (SEM) and energy dispersive X-ray analysis (EDX). The data suggest that the method utilized in this work can be successfully applied to obtain deposition of uniform coatings of crystalline hydroxyapatite on titanium substrates.

Keywords: Hydroxyapatite, Titanium support, SEM-EDX structural characterization

Posted by Margareta Gabriela Ciobanu

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