Bioactivity, Wear and Corrosion Resistant Properties of Rare Earth/Calcium Phosphate Composite Coatings
Rare earth/calcium phosphate composite coatings were fabricated on the surface of Ti-6Al-4V by micro-arc oxidation (MAO) technique. The wear properties and corrosion resistant of rare earth/ calcium phosphate composite coatings in the simulated body fluid (SBF) have been investigated and the bioactivity of the composite coatings were evaluated. The results show that the friction coefficient of the composite coatings in the SBF is only 0.15~0.18 and the anode polarization potential of the coating has been obviously enhanced about 0.18V compared with that of coatings of calcium phosphate coatings. So the composite coatings have excellent wear and corrosion resistant properties. XRD analysis indicates that the composite coatings can induce hydroxyapatite to form on its surface after soaked in SBF for 9d, which shows that the composite coatings own good bioactivity.
Wei Pan and Jianghong Gong
C. Ma et al., "Bioactivity, Wear and Corrosion Resistant Properties of Rare Earth/Calcium Phosphate Composite Coatings", Key Engineering Materials, Vols. 368-372, pp. 1194-1197, 2008