Synthesis and Characterizations of Strontium Substituted Hydroxyapatite Thin Films
Strontium substituted hydroxyapatite(SrHAp) were fabricated both in the form of powder as reference and thin film by using inorganic precursor reaction. The sol-gel process has been used for the deposition of SrHAp layer on stainless steal 316L substrate by spin coating technique, after that the films were annealed in air at various temperatures. The chemical composition of SrHAp is represented (SrxCa1-x)5(PO4)3OH, where x is equal to 0, 0.5 and 1.0. Investigations of the phase structure of SrHAp were carried out by using X-ray diffraction technique (XRD). The results showed that strontium is incorporated into hydroxyapatite where its substitution for calcium increases in the lattice parameters, and Sr3(PO4)2 can be detected at 900°C. The SEM micrographs showed that SrHAp films exhibited porous structure before develop to a cross-linking structure.
S. Suttiruengwong and W. Sricharussin
B. Hongthong et al., "Synthesis and Characterizations of Strontium Substituted Hydroxyapatite Thin Films", Advanced Materials Research, Vols. 93-94, pp. 231-234, 2010