Formation of hydroxyapatite on Ti-coated Ti-Zr-Cu-Pd bulk metallic glass

F. X. Qin, X. M. Wang, T. Wada, G. Q. Xie, K. Asami, A. Inoue

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In this research, Ti coating was conducted on Ti40Zr 10Cu36Pd14 bulk metallic glass (BMG) in order to increase the formation rate of hydroxyapatite layer. The formation behavior of bone-like hydroxyapatite on Ti-coated and uncoated Ti40Zr 10Cu36Pd14 bulk metallic glasses (BMGs) was studied. The surface morphology of Ti-coated and uncoated Ti40Zr 10Cu36Pd14 BMG was investigated by scanning electron microscopy and energy dispersive X-ray spectroscopy. The results revealed that the alkali pretreatment in 5 M NaOH solution at 60°C for 24 h had a beneficial effect on the formation of porous sodium titanate on Ti-coated Ti40Zr10Cu36Pd14 BMG. A bone-like hydroxyapatite layer was able to form on the alkali-treated Ti-coated Ti 40Zr10Cu36Pd14 BMG after a short-time immersion in simulated body fluid (SBF). On the contrary, hydroxyapatite formation was not observed on the uncoated Ti40Zr 10Cu36Pd14 BMG after the same chemical treatments.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)605-609
Number of pages5
JournalMaterials Transactions
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 2009 Mar


  • Biomedical applications
  • Bulk metallic glass
  • Hydroxyapatite
  • Sputter-coating
  • Titanium

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Materials Science(all)
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Mechanics of Materials
  • Mechanical Engineering


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