Structure, bonding state and in-vitro study of Ca–P–Ti film deposited on Ti6Al4V by RF magnetron sputtering

Long, J.D., Xu, S., Cai, J.W., Jiang, N., Lu, J.H., Ostrikov, K., & Diong, C.H. (2002) Structure, bonding state and in-vitro study of Ca–P–Ti film deposited on Ti6Al4V by RF magnetron sputtering. Materials Science and Engineering C : Materials for Biological Applications, 20(1-2), pp. 175-180.

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Experimental investigation of functionally graded calcium phosphate-based bio-active films on Ti-6A1-4V orthopaedic alloy prepared in an RF magnetron sputtering plasma reactor is reported. The technique involves concurrent sputtering of Hydroxyapatite (HA) and Ti targets, which results in remarkably enhanced adhesion of the film to the substrate and stability of the interface. The films have been characterized using X-ray diffraction (XRD) and X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy (XPS). The XPS data show that the films are composed of O, Ca, P and Ti, and reveal the formation of O=P groups and hybridization of O-Ca-P. The XRD pattern shows that the Ca-P thin films are of crystalline calcium oxide phosphate (4CaO·P2O5) with preferred orientation varying with processing parameters. High-resolution optical emission spectra show that the emission of CaO is dominant. The CaO, PO and CaPO species are strongly influenced by deposition conditions. The introduction of Ti element during deposition provides a stable interface between bio-inert substrates Ti-6A1-4V and bioactive HA coating. In-vitro cell culturing tests suggest excellent biocompatibility of the Ca-P-Ti films.

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ID Code: 74174
Item Type: Journal Article
Refereed: Yes
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Keywords: Bonding state, Hydroxyapatite, In-vitro cell culturing, Multiple-target sputtering
DOI: 10.1016/S0928-4931(02)00029-2
ISSN: 0928-4931
Divisions: Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Science & Engineering Faculty
Deposited On: 21 Jul 2014 03:35
Last Modified: 21 Jul 2014 03:35

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