Sol-Gel Derived Biphasic HA/FA Coatings
In order to optimize the dissolution resistance, cell attachment and Ca and P releasing ability of the calcium phosphate coatings, Hydroxyapatite/fluorapatite (HA/FA) biphasic coatings are prepared and characterized. Ultrasonically dispersing of HA powders in the mixed ethanol solution of Ca(NO3)2, P2O5 and HPF6, to form a “colloidal sol” for dip coating. The coatings are prepared on Ti6Al4V substrate by dip coating, 150oC drying and 600oC firing. The coatings are characterized by X-ray Diffractometer for the crystalline phase, X-ray Photoelectron Spectroscopy for chemical composition and Scanning Electron Microscopy for the surface morphology. The results show biphasic HA/FA coatings with homogenous distribution of HA particle in the FA matrix can be obtained. The nominal F content of the coatings decreases with the increasing amount of HA, and the surface morphology is rough. These demonstrate the obtained biphasic HA/FA coatings are suitable to response to cells, accelerating bone formation.
Takashi Nakamura, Kimihiro Yamashita and Masashi Neo
K. Cheng et al., "Sol-Gel Derived Biphasic HA/FA Coatings", Key Engineering Materials, Vols. 309-311, pp. 651-654, 2006