In this investigation, titanium dioxide and hydroxyapatite (HA) suspensions are plasma sprayed onto stainless steel, titanium, and aluminum substrates and the structure and properties of the resulting layers are correlated with spraying conditions. The suspensions were formulated with fine TiO2 pigment and HA milled from spray-dried powder or synthesized from calcium nitrate and ammonium phosphate. In some experiments, an atomizer was used to inject the suspensions into the plasma jet, and in others, the suspensions were fed into the jet using continuous stream injection. The deposits are characterized on the basis of morphology, chemical and phase composition, scratch hardness, and dielectric strength.

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