Different Morphology of Hydroxyapatite Coatings on Titanium by Electrophoretic Deposition
Commercial hydroxyapatite powders were electrophoretically deposited on titanium substrates. In this study, the effect of deposition durations and applied voltages on deposition yield was investigated. Green and sintered coatings were studied by SEM and XRD. It was observed that by applying low voltages and presedimentation, uniform and smooth hydroxyapatite coating can be prepared. In order to obtain roughened hydroxyapatite coatings, high voltages have to be applied. It was concluded that experimental conditions of powder concentration, applied potential, and presedimentation have a significant effect on the deposited coating morphology.
Takashi Nakamura, Kimihiro Yamashita and Masashi Neo
X. W. Meng et al., "Different Morphology of Hydroxyapatite Coatings on Titanium by Electrophoretic Deposition ", Key Engineering Materials, Vols. 309-311, pp. 639-642, 2006