Sol-gel deposition of hydroxyapatite coatings on porous titanium for biomedical applications

Research paper by C.Domínguez-Trujilloa, E.Peónb, E.Chicardia, H.Pérezb, J.A.Rodríguez-Ortiza, J.J.Pavónc, J.García-Couceb, J.C.Galvánd, F.García-Morenoe, Y.Torresa

Indexed on: 19 Nov '17Published on: 01 Jan '18Published in: Surface and Coatings Technology


•Porous Ti substrates were coated with hydroxyapatite by the sol-gel technique.•A HA porous thin films onto the porous titanium substrates was obtained.•The HA - porous Ti showed good mechanical interlocking and chemical bonding.•The HA coatings can prevent the corrosion of Ti substrate and make it bioactive.•The proposed HA coating on porous Ti allows a biofunctional and mechanical balance.