Effects of HA/TiN Coated Film on the Surface Activation of Bone Plate Alloys
In this study, in order to fabricate dental and medical bone plates, the effects of hydroxyapatite(HA) coating made of tooth ash and TiN coating prepared by electron-beam physical vapor deposition(EB-PVD) method on corrosion resistance and surface phenomena of Ti alloyed bone plates were investigated using various test methods. The coatings were deposited on the Ti-6Al-4V alloy fabricated by using a vacuum induction furnace. The corrosion behaviors of the samples were examined through potentiodynamic method in 0.9% NaCl solutions at 36.5±1°C and corrosion surface was observed using SEM and XPS. The surface roughness of TiN coated bone plates was lower than that of HA coated plates. The structure of TiN and HA coated layers showed the columnar structure. The corrosion potential was observed to be higher on the TiN and HA coated specimens than that of the non-coated alloy. The active current density was drastically lowered by both of TiN and HA coatings. The pit number and pit size of TiN and HA coated alloy were smaller in comparison with those of non-coated alloy. From the experimental results, it is suggested that TiN coated Ti alloy sample with rough surface has good protective propertiy against corrosion as well as HA coated bone plate alloy.
Z.Y. Zhong, H. Saka, T.H. Kim, E.A. Holm, Y.F. Han and X.S. Xie
H. C. Choe and Y. M. Ko, "Effects of HA/TiN Coated Film on the Surface Activation of Bone Plate Alloys", Materials Science Forum, Vols. 475-479, pp. 2287-2290, 2005