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An electrodeposition method of calcium phosphate coatings on titanium alloy.

Abstract : Calcium phosphates coatings were deposited onto titanium alloy discs via en electrodeposition method. Titanium alloy discs were blasted with calcium phosphate particles, then etched in a mixture of nitric and fluoric acids and rinsed in demineralized water. The titanium alloy disc (cathode) and platinum mesh (anode) were immersed in a supersaturated calcium phosphate electrolyte buffered at pH 7.4 and connected to a current generator. The microstructure, chemical composition and crystallinity of the electrodeposited coatings were studied as function of time 10-120 min, temperature 25-80 degrees C, current density 8-120 mA/cm(2), magnesium and hydrogen carbonate amounts (0.1-1 mM). Uniform calcium phosphate coatings were obtained in 30 min but coating thickness increased with deposition time. Raising the temperature of electrolyte resulted in more uniform coatings as ionic mobility increased. Low current density was preferable due to hydrogen gas evolving at the cathode, which disturbed the deposition of calcium phosphate crystals on titanium. The amounts of magnesium and hydrogen carbonate ions affected both the homogeneity and morphology of the coatings. This study showed that the electrodeposition method is efficient for coating titanium with osteoconductive calcium phosphate layers.
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Marco Antonio Lopez-Heredia, Pierre Weiss, Pierre Layrolle. An electrodeposition method of calcium phosphate coatings on titanium alloy.. Journal of Materials Science: Materials in Medicine, Springer Verlag, 2007, 18 (2), pp.381-90. ⟨10.1007/s10856-006-0703-8⟩. ⟨inserm-00166071⟩



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