Coatings Containing Silica Nanoparticles and Glass Ceramic Particles Applied onto Surgical Grade Stainless Steel
Metals are the most used materials as orthopaedic or dental implants for their excellent mechanical properties. However they are not able to create a natural bonding with the mineralized bone and they could release metallic particles that could finally end in the removal of the implant. A promising alternative to avoid those effects is to protect the implant with a biocompatible coating. In this work there are analyzed two kinds of protective organic-inorganic coatings made by sol gel technique with the adding of silica particles, in order to increase the barrier effect of the coating, and glass-ceramic (GC) particles with the aim of generating bioactivity. X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy (XPS) and electrochemical techniques were used to analyze the bioactive and protective response of this silica reinforced coatings with the adding GC particles applied on surgical grade stainless steel.
Marcelo Prado and Cecília Zavaglia
J. Ballarre et al., "Coatings Containing Silica Nanoparticles and Glass Ceramic Particles Applied onto Surgical Grade Stainless Steel", Key Engineering Materials, Vols. 396-398, pp. 311-314, 2009