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Title: Hydroxyapatite coating on biodegradable AZ31 and Mg-Ca alloys prepared by RF-magnetron sputtering

A thin film of hydroxyapatite (HA) was deposited on AZ31 and Mg-Ca alloys by using radio frequency (RF) magnetron sputtering. The thickness of the HA coating was determined to be 750 nm. The phase composition, microstructure, and surface morphology of the HA coatings were investigated using X-ray diffraction and scanning electron microscopy. In vitro degradation behaviour of the HA coated alloys was evaluated in simulated body fluid (SBF) and 3.5wt.% NaCl solution using electrochemical method. The coatings homogeneously covered the entire surface of the substrates. The coating structure corresponded to a nanostructured HA. The ultrathin coating significantly improved the degradation resistance of the alloy. Nanocrystalline HA coating significantly improved the corrosion resistance of the Mg-Ca and AZ31 magnesium alloys. The polarization resistance (Rp) of the coated Mg-Ca alloy was more than two-order of magnitude higher and the corrosion current density I{sub corr} reduced by ∼ 98% as compared to the base alloy.
Authors:
; ;  [1] ;  [2]
  1. National Research Tomsk Polytechnic University (Russian Federation)
  2. James Cook University, Townsville (Australia)
Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
22496157
Resource Type:
Journal Article
Resource Relation:
Journal Name: AIP Conference Proceedings; Journal Volume: 1688; Journal Issue: 1; Conference: NEWOT'2015: 5. international scientific conference on new operational technologies, Tomsk (Russian Federation), 29-30 Sep 2015; Other Information: (c) 2015 AIP Publishing LLC; Country of input: International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA)
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
36 MATERIALS SCIENCE; 71 CLASSICAL AND QUANTUM MECHANICS, GENERAL PHYSICS; APATITES; BIODEGRADATION; BODY FLUIDS; CALCIUM ALLOYS; COATINGS; COMPARATIVE EVALUATIONS; CORROSION; CORROSION RESISTANCE; ELECTROCHEMISTRY; MAGNESIUM ALLOYS; MAGNETRONS; MICROSTRUCTURE; NANOSTRUCTURES; POLARIZATION; RADIOWAVE RADIATION; SCANNING ELECTRON MICROSCOPY; SODIUM CHLORIDES; SPUTTERING; THIN FILMS; X-RAY DIFFRACTION