Precipitation of Hydroxyapatite on Oxide Film Containing Ca and P by Hydrothermal Treatment
An oxide film containing Ca and P was obtained in an electrolyte containing calcium glycerphosphate (Ca-GP) and calcium acetate (CA) by microarc oxidation. The surfaces of the oxide films were porous and rough, and the Ca/P ratio in the oxide film was 1.71 when the oxide film was formed in the electrolyte containing 0.06 M Ca-GP and 0.25 M CA at current density 50 A/m2 and final voltage 350 V. The oxide film with Ca/P ration 1.71 was treated hydrothermally at 190°C for 10 hours in an autoclave. It was found that hydroxyapatite crystals were precipitated on the oxide film after hydrothermal treatment. The oxide films were investigated by means of electron probe micro analyzer, X-ray diffraction, scanning electron microcopy before and after hydrothermal treatment.
Wei Pan, Jianghong Gong, Chang-Chun Ge and Jing-Feng Li
F. Liu et al., "Precipitation of Hydroxyapatite on Oxide Film Containing Ca and P by Hydrothermal Treatment", Key Engineering Materials, Vols. 280-283, pp. 1537-1540, 2005