Hydroxyapatite growth on multiwall carbon nanotubes grown on titanium fibers from a titanium sheet

Loubna Chetibi, Amine Achour, Jerzy Peszke, Djamel Hamana, Slimane Achour

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Nano-hydroxyapatite (HA) was grown on functionalized multiwalled carbon nanotubes (MWCNTs) deposited on TiO2 nanofibers (NFs) that were hydrothermally grown on Ti metal sheets. The HA was electrochemically grown on the MWCNTs/TiO2 porous layer. It was found that the HA grows on the MWCNTs/TiO2 NFs in the form of dense coating with nanorice grain-shaped. The incorporation of MWCNTs between HA and TiO2 NFs has led to higher adhesion strength as measured by micro-scratching test indicating the benefit of MWCNTs on the improving the bonding strength of HA layer. The obtained coatings exhibit excellent corrosion resistance in simulated body fluid. It is expected that this simple route for preparing the new HA/MWCNTs/TiO2/Ti-layered structure might be used not only in the biomedical field, but also in catalysis and biological sensing among others. © 2013 Springer Science+Business Media New York.
Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)621-632
Number of pages12
JournalJournal of Materials Science
Issue number2
StatePublished - Sep 27 2013
Externally publishedYes

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


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