Development of Bioactive Titanium-Apatite Nuclei Composite
Apatite nuclei were precipitated in the pores of titanium in simulated body fluid (SBF) and titanium-apatite nuclei composite was obtained. Apatite was induced by the apatite nuclei inside the pores of the composite and apatite layer was formed on the composite surface by soaking in SBF. The apatite layer showed high adhesive strength to the composite due to a mechanical interlocking effect between the composite and the apatite.
Guy Daculsi and Pierre Layrolle
T. Yabutsuka et al., "Development of Bioactive Titanium-Apatite Nuclei Composite", Key Engineering Materials, Vols. 361-363, pp. 709-712, 2008