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Sol-gel derived titania and silica based ceramic thin films for implant coatings - design, preparation and characterization

Justyna Krzak-Roś 1Agnieszka Baszczuk 1Anna Łukowiak 1Mirosław Miller 2

1. Wroclaw University of Technology, Institute of Materials Science and Applied Mechanics (PWr - IMMT), Smoluchowskiego 25, Wrocław 50-370, Poland
2. Wrocław University of Technology, Department of Chemistry, Wybrzeże Wyspiańskiego 27, Wrocław 50-370, Poland


Sol-gel titania and silica thin films have received a great deal of attention in the area of bioactive surface modification of metallic implants.  These materials are believed to give rise to an entirely new generation of bone-bonding materials due to their relative ease of production, ability to form a physically and chemically uniform coating over complex geometric shapes, and their potential to deliver exceptional mechanical properties due to their nanocrystalline structure.

In this work crack-free and uniform nanocrystalline titanium and silica pure oxides and Ca-doped oxides thin films were obtained. These materials prepared via sol-gel method and coated by dip-coating method onto the different substrate surface were annealed in air at 1000C, 2000C, 3000C, 4000C and 5000C. The structural properties of the films have been evaluated using X-ray diffraction and Raman spectroscopy. Changes in morphology of  ceramic films were observed using scanning electron microscopy.


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Submitted: 2008-05-06 13:38
Revised:   2009-06-07 00:48