Morphology and composition of hydroxyapatite coatings prepared by hydrothermal treatment on electrodeposited brushite coatings

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Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)243-248
Journal / PublicationJournal of Materials Science: Materials in Medicine
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - 1999
Externally publishedYes


Highly pure brushite (CaHPO4. 2H2O) coatings on porous Ti6AI4V substrates were prepared by electrodeposition from aqueous electrolytes. The influence of hydrothermal treatment parameters on brushite-to-hydroxyapatite conversion and the morphology and phase composition of hydroxyapatite (HAP) coatings was studied. It was found that the content, Ca/P atomic ratio, grain size and pore size of HAP in coatings increase with increasing hydrothermal treatment temperature, and that increasing the pH value can promote brushite-to-HAP conversion and reduce the grain size of HAP. Under optimal conditions, highly pure HAP coatings with needle-like crystals and non-stoichiometric form, which are similar to those of calcium phosphate in human bone, can be obtained.

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