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Calcium phosphate (CaP) coatings are commonly employed to improve the bioactivity of bone and dental metal implants, due to the chemical–physical similarity with the mineral phase of bone, envisaged to enhance the integration with the surrounding bone tissue. However, growing concerns about the use of commercial thick CaP coatings, mainly related to their weak mechanical properties, poor interface strength and micro-structural inhomogeneity, are leading the investigation of new and alternative CaP deposition techniques. In this study the feasibility to deposit tough and well adherent CaP thin films by a novel Pulsed Plasma Deposition (PPD) method on Ti alloy was investigated. Microstructural, chemical and morphological properties of the coatings as well as the nano-mechanical properties and their adhesion to the Ti-alloy substrate were extensively characterized. In vitro biocompatibility was also …
Royal Society of Chemistry
Publication date: 
1 Jan 2015

Marco Boi, Michele Bianchi, Alessandro Gambardella, Fabiola Liscio, Saulius Kaciulis, Andrea Visani, Marianna Barbalinardo, Francesco Valle, Michele Iafisco, Lisa Lungaro, Silvia Milita, Massimiliano Cavallini, Maurilio Marcacci, Alessandro Russo

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Volume: 5 Issue: 96 Pages: 78561-78571
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