A promising orthopedic implant material with enhanced osteogenic and antibacterial activity : Al2O3-coated aluminum alloy

Research output: Journal Publications and Reviews (RGC: 21, 22, 62)21_Publication in refereed journalNot applicablepeer-review

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Author(s)

  • Yuchang Weng
  • Hanxia Liu
  • Shunping Ji
  • Qian Huang
  • Zhibin Li
  • Zhongzhen Wu
  • Huaiyu Wang
  • Liping Tong
  • Ricky K.Y. Fu
  • Feng Pan

Detail(s)

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1025-1034
Journal / PublicationApplied Surface Science
Volume457
Early online date30 Jun 2018
Publication statusPublished - 1 Nov 2018

Abstract

Better orthopedic implants improve the life quality of patients and elderly people. Compared to Ti and Mg alloys commonly found in bone implants, Al alloys have merits such as high specific strength, excellent casting capability, and low cost, but unfortunately, the poor wear resistance, corrosion resistance, and insufficient biocompatibility have hampered wider application to bone replacements. In this study, well structure designed and excellent adhered Al2O3 coating is fabricated by micro-arc oxidation (MAO) on Al alloys to improve the wear resistance and corrosion resistance and inhibit release of potentially harmful Al ions from the Al alloy substrate. Ca, Fe, and Zn are respectively doped into the Al2O3 coating to enhance the biological properties. In particular, the Al2O3 coating doped with Zn delivers outstanding osteogenic performance and the antibacterial rates against E. coli and S. aureus are 99.5 ± 0.56% and 98.77 ± 0.52%, respectively. The improved mechanical and biological properties reveals that the Al2O3 coated Al alloys prepared by MAO coatings have large potential in orthopedic applications.

Research Area(s)

  • Al alloy, Al2O3 coating, Biological properties, Element doping, Micro-arc oxidation

Citation Format(s)

A promising orthopedic implant material with enhanced osteogenic and antibacterial activity : Al2O3-coated aluminum alloy. / Weng, Yuchang; Liu, Hanxia; Ji, Shunping; Huang, Qian; Wu, Hao; Li, Zhibin; Wu, Zhongzhen; Wang, Huaiyu; Tong, Liping; Fu, Ricky K.Y.; Chu, Paul K.; Pan, Feng.

In: Applied Surface Science, Vol. 457, 01.11.2018, p. 1025-1034.

Research output: Journal Publications and Reviews (RGC: 21, 22, 62)21_Publication in refereed journalNot applicablepeer-review