Variation in biological properties of thin calcium phosphate films formed by e-beam evaporation

In Seop Lee, Jong Chul Park, Soo Ryong Kim, Won Sun Seo, Sung Baek Cho, Young Chul Jung

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Calcium phosphate films, which had the identical Ca/P ratio of 1.62 but different crystallinity, were evaluated in vitro and in vivo. The dissolution rate in isotonic saline solution was 47.5 nm/hr for the as-deposited film, and decreased to 4.6 nm/hr upon heat treatment at 450°C for 1 hr. Removal torque force measurements after 6 weeks insertion of screw shaped implants in rabbit tibiae showed the value of 42.2 Ncm for the heat treated calcium phosphate coating layer, whereas it was 34.4 Ncm for the as-blasted Ti implant. The higher bone to implant contact measured by a microtomographic technique was responsible for the higher removal torque force.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)291-294
Number of pages4
JournalKey Engineering Materials
Publication statusPublished - 2003
EventProceedings of the 15th International Symposium on Ceramics in Medicine; The Annual Meeting of the International Society for Ceramics in Medicine - Sydney, NSW, Australia
Duration: 2002 Dec 42002 Dec 8

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Materials Science(all)
  • Mechanics of Materials
  • Mechanical Engineering


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