Induction Ability of CAA and Anti-Corrosion Property of Inductively Formed Apatite/Al2O3
Ca-containing anodic alumina (CAA) has been successfully prepared by anodizing Al film in an alkali solution at a constant voltage and subsequently electro-depositing calcium salts on and into porous anodic alumina. This paper studied the induction ability of Ca-containing anodic alumina (CAA) for calcium phosphates salts by immersing CAA in a simulated body fluid (SBF). The morphologies and compositions of the inductive coating are studied in depth using SEM and XRD. The results show that the porous Ca-containing anodic alumina (CAA) exhibits good induction ability of calcium phosphates in SBF. The Ca/P atomic ratio of the inductive coating on CAA after 7 days immersion in SBF is of 1.68 and the inductive coating on CAA is apatite. Consequently apatite /Al2O3 (anodic) composite has been obtained after apatite inductively formed on Ca-containing anodic alumina. Tafel polarization test indicates that apatite /Al2O3 composite has good anti-corrosion ability in simulated body environment. Therefore, Ca-containing anodic alumina films are promising substrates for fabricating functional coatings and its inductively formed apatite/Al2O3 composite is a promising material for hard tissue repair applications.
Xiaozhi Hu, Brent Fillery, Tarek Qasim and Kai Duan
L. P. He et al., "Induction Ability of CAA and Anti-Corrosion Property of Inductively Formed Apatite/Al2O3", Advanced Materials Research, Vols. 41-42, pp. 75-80, 2008