Growth and characterization of hydroxyapatite nanorice on TiO2 nanofibers

Loubna Chetibi, Djamel Hamana, Slimane Achour

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Hydroxyapatite (HA) coating with nanoparticles like nanorice is fabricated on chemically pretreated titanium (Ti) surface, through an electrochemical deposition approach, for biomaterial applications. The Ti surface was chemically patterned with anatase TiO2 nanofibers. These nanofibers were prepared by in situ oxidation of Ti foils in a concentrated solution of H 2O2 and NaOH, followed by proton exchange and calcinations. Afterward, TiO2 nanofibers on Ti substrate were coated with HA nanoparticles like nanorice. The obtained samples were annealed at high temperature to produce inter diffusion between TiO2 and HA layers. The resultant layers were characterized by Scanning Electron Microscopy (SEM), Transmission Electron Microscopy (TEM), X-ray Photoelectron Spectroscopy (XPS), X-ray Diffraction (XRD), Infrared Spectroscopy (FTIR), corrosion tests in SBF solution, and Electron Probe Micro Analysis (EPMA). It was found that only Ti from the titanium substrate diffuses into the HA coating and a good corrosion resistance in simulated body fluid was obtained. © 2014 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.
Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)301-309
Number of pages9
JournalMaterials Chemistry and Physics
Issue number3
StatePublished - Apr 2014
Externally publishedYes

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KAUST Repository Item: Exported on 2020-10-01
Acknowledgements: The authors acknowledge C. Sahraoui from King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST) for his funding and assistance in analysis.
This publication acknowledges KAUST support, but has no KAUST affiliated authors.


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