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Characterisation of calcium phosphate/titanium dioxide hybrid coatings

Boyd, A, Burke, GA, Duffy, H, Cairns, ML, O'Hare, P and Meenan, BJ (2008) Characterisation of calcium phosphate/titanium dioxide hybrid coatings. JOURNAL OF MATERIALS SCIENCE-MATERIALS IN MEDICINE, 19 (2). pp. 485-498. [Journal article]

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DOI: 10.1007/s10856-006-0031-z


The role of titanium dioxide (TiO2) as a means to engender enhanced stability into calcium phosphate (Ca-P) coatings has been well recognised. Several different methods have been used to create such Ca-P/TiO2 hybrid layers on a range of substrates. This paper reports the properties of a Ca-P/TiO2 system created by the sputter deposition of hydroxyapatite onto a titanium surface and the subsequent thermal diffusion of TiO2 through the porous Ca-P layer. The role of temperature in determining the surface contribution from TiO2 has been determined. Coatings annealed up to 600 degrees C did not exhibit any hybrid nature in the uppermost surface, however the coatings annealed to 700 degrees C did show the presence of both HA and rutile TiO2. The surfaces annealed to 800 degrees C were predominantly rutile TiO2. It was also observed that the Ca/P ratio decreased with increasing annealing temperature and that the coating annealed to 700 degrees C had a value of 1.82 +/- 0.07, which was closest to stoichiometric HA. Furthermore, the coatings that were annealed to 700 degrees C displayed a Ca-P/TiO2 hybrid nature, specifically in their uppermost surface and supported the growth and proliferation of osteoblast-like cells more readily when compared to the HA coatings or the rutile TiO2 surfaces.

Item Type:Journal article
Faculties and Schools:Faculty of Computing & Engineering
Faculty of Computing & Engineering > School of Engineering
Research Institutes and Groups:Engineering Research Institute
Engineering Research Institute > Nanotechnology & Integrated BioEngineering Centre (NIBEC)
ID Code:5777
Deposited By: Dr Adrian Boyd
Deposited On:04 Jan 2010 09:42
Last Modified:17 Oct 2017 15:39

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