Apatite formation in Hanks' solution on β-Ca2SiO4 films prepared by MOCVD

Shekhar Nath, Rong Tu, Takashi Goto

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β-Ca2SiO4 film in a single phase was prepared by metalorganic chemical vapor deposition (MOCVD) and immersed in Hanks' solution to evaluate the apatite formation ability. Apatite formed on the surface of the β-Ca2SiO4 film after immersion for 1d. A dense apatite layer covered the β-Ca2SiO4 film surface after immersion for 7d. CO32- and PO43- groups were identified by Fourier transform-infrared spectroscopy (FT-IR) after immersion for 1d. The shape of apatite changed from granular to needle-like to densely packed granular with increasing immersion time from 1d to 14d.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)172-177
Number of pages6
JournalSurface and Coatings Technology
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 2011 Oct 15


  • Apatite
  • Calcium silicate
  • Hanks' solution

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Chemistry(all)
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Surfaces and Interfaces
  • Surfaces, Coatings and Films
  • Materials Chemistry


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