Abstract

Bond coats based on bioinert ceramic materials such as titania and zirconia were developed to increase the adhesion strength of the coating system hydroxyapatite/bond coat to Ti6A14V alloy surfaces used for hip endoprostheses and dental root implants. The bond coats improved the adhesion strength, measured by a modified ASTM D3167-76 peel test, by 50 to 100% and also the resorption resistance as determined by in vitro leaching in simulated body fluid (Hank's Balanced Salt Solution, HBSS) for up to 28 days.

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