Formation of Titanium Oxide/Titanium/Plastic Composites
Titanium oxide/ titanium/ plastic composite implants were formed by coating commercially pure titanium thin films on the surfaces of plastic cylinders by DC magnetron sputtering method. The composite is uniformly formed and the surface of the composite implant is smooth. The implants in rat tibias were not broken and the films on the surfaces of the samples did not decompose. The samples with bone were able to cut by diamond knife and observations between bone and titanium oxide on titanium by TEM succeeded. Therefore, the composite is useful for implants or observations the interactions between titanium oxide and bone in detail.
Guy Daculsi and Pierre Layrolle
A. Watazu et al., "Formation of Titanium Oxide/Titanium/Plastic Composites", Key Engineering Materials, Vols. 361-363, pp. 487-490, 2008