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Bioceramic coatings; state-of-the art and recent development trends

Robert B. Heimann, T. Anh Vu and Michael I. Wayman
Bioceramic coatings; state-of-the art and recent development trends
European Journal of Mineralogy (June 1997) 9 (3): 597-615


Work on the application of bioceramic hydroxylapatite coatings by plasma spray technique shows that the microstructure, cohesion and adhesion strength, and the in vivo resorption resistance of such coatings can be optimized by selecting appropriate plasma parameters. Since the functionality of a coating system depends on the chemical and phase compositions at the substrate/coating interface, proper engineering of its microstructure is of paramount importance. Dense, highly crystalline, pure hydroxylapatite coatings show maximum mechanical and biochemical stability in the very corrosive body environment. Ways of potentially improving the properties of these plasma-sprayed coatings are discussed.

ISSN: 0935-1221
Serial Title: European Journal of Mineralogy
Serial Volume: 9
Serial Issue: 3
Title: Bioceramic coatings; state-of-the art and recent development trends
Affiliation: Freiberg University of Mining and Technology, Department of Mineralogy, Freiberg, Federal Republic of Germany
Pages: 597-615
Published: 199706
Text Language: English
Publisher: Schweizerbart'sche Verlagsbuchhandlung (Naegele u. Obermiller), Stuttgart, Federal Republic of Germany
References: 88
Accession Number: 1997-042914
Categories: Economic geology, geology of nonmetal deposits
Document Type: Serial
Bibliographic Level: Analytic
Secondary Affiliation: University of Alberta, CAN, Canada
Country of Publication: Germany
Secondary Affiliation: GeoRef, Copyright 2017, American Geosciences Institute. Reference includes data from Mineralogical Abstracts, United KingdomTwickenhamUKUnited Kingdom
Update Code: 199715
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