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- Characterization and mechanical properties of flame sprayed hydroxyapatite/polymer composite coatings
- Sun, Limin; Berndt, Christopher C.; Gross, Karlis A.
- Hydroxyapatite/polymer composite coatings of different volume ratios were produced using a Plastic Flame Spray (PFS) system. The intent of this processing is to obtain a coating with an optimal combination of biological and mechanical properties of these two materials for skeletal implants. The composite coatings were produced with a mechanical blend of EMMA and hydroxyapatite powder from a fluidized bed powder feeder. Characterization was conducted by scanning electron microscopy on the surface morphology, polished cross-sections and fracture surface morphology of the coatings. The bioactivity of the coatings was evaluated with a calcium ion meter, and the stress-strain behavior was investigated by tensile testing. The biological and mechanical properties were found to be related to the volume and the distribution of the hydroxyapatite in the polymer matrix.
- Publication type
- Conference paper
- Proceedings of the 2nd International Thermal Spray Conference, 'Thermal spray 2001: new surfaces for a new millennium', Singapore, 28-30 May 2001 / Christopher C. Berndt, Khiam A. Khor and Erich F. Lugscheider (eds.), pp. 321-326
- Publication year
- Bone; Flame spraying; Fluidization; High density polyethylenes; Hydroxyapatite; PFS; Plastic flame spray; Polymer composite coatings; Scanning electron microscopy; Sprayed coatings; Surgical implantsMorphology
- ASM International
- 9780871707376, 0871707373
- Peer reviewed