Characterization of Hydroxyapatite Synthesized from Sea Shells and Electrospin Coating of Hydroxyapatite for Biomedical Applications
This study presents wet chemical reaction synthesis of nano Hydroxyapatite (HA) powder from seashells and the use of HA powder for the preparation of a composite coating with polysulfone (PSU), a biocompatible polymer which is electrospun on to Ti-6Al-4V alloy. The XRD/EDX patterns obtained for the synthesized powder showed phase pure hydoxyapatite and the HR-SEM analysis revealed that the HA particles have rod-shaped morphology. The HA powder was reinforced with Polysulfone (PSU) under different concentrations and coated by electro spinning over 2 mm thick sheets of Ti-6Al-4V alloy. The coated titanium sheets were also characterized by HR-SEM.
D. Rajan Babu
S. Santhosh and S. Balasivanandha Prabu, "Characterization of Hydroxyapatite Synthesized from Sea Shells and Electrospin Coating of Hydroxyapatite for Biomedical Applications", Advanced Materials Research, Vol. 584, pp. 435-439, 2012