XPS and biocompatibility studies of titania film on anodized NiTi shape memory alloy

Research output: Journal Publications and Reviews (RGC: 21, 22, 62)21_Publication in refereed journal

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Author(s)

  • C. L. Chu
  • R. M. Wang
  • T. Hu
  • L. H. Yin
  • Y. P. Pu
  • P. H. Lin
  • Y. S. Dong
  • C. Guo
  • K. W K Yeung

Detail(s)

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)223-228
Journal / PublicationJournal of Materials Science: Materials in Medicine
Volume20
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - Jan 2009

Abstract

A dense titania film is fabricated in situ on NiTi shape memory alloy (SMA) by anodic oxidation in a Na2SO4 electrolyte. The microstructure of the titania film and its influence on the biocompatibility of NiTi SMA are investigated by scanning electron microscopy (SEM), X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy (XPS), inductively coupled plasma mass spectrometry (ICPMS), hemolysis analysis, and platelet adhesion test. The results indicate that the titania film has a Ni-free zone near the surface and can effectively block the release of harmful Ni ions from the NiTi substrate in simulated body fluids. Moreover, the wettability, hemolysis resistance, and thromboresistance of the NiTi sample are improved by this anodic oxidation method. © 2008 Springer Science+Business Media, LLC.

Citation Format(s)

XPS and biocompatibility studies of titania film on anodized NiTi shape memory alloy. / Chu, C. L.; Wang, R. M.; Hu, T.; Yin, L. H.; Pu, Y. P.; Lin, P. H.; Dong, Y. S.; Guo, C.; Chung, C. Y.; Yeung, K. W K; Chu, Paul K.

In: Journal of Materials Science: Materials in Medicine, Vol. 20, No. 1, 01.2009, p. 223-228.

Research output: Journal Publications and Reviews (RGC: 21, 22, 62)21_Publication in refereed journal