Antibacterial Copper-Hydroxyapatite Composite Coatings via Electrochemical Synthesis.

  title={Antibacterial Copper-Hydroxyapatite Composite Coatings via Electrochemical Synthesis.},
  author={Rashmi Ghosh and Oliver Swart and Sabrina Westgate and Benjamin L. Miller and Matthew Z Yates},
  journal={Langmuir : the ACS journal of surfaces and colloids},
  volume={35 17},
Antibacterial copper-hydroxyapatite (Cu-HA) composite coatings on titanium were synthesized using a novel process consisting of two consecutive electrochemical reactions. In the first stage, HA nanocrystals were grown on titanium using the cathodic electrolytic synthesis. The HA-coated titanium was then used as the cathode in a second reaction stage to electrochemically reduce Cu2+ ions in solution to metallic Cu nanoparticles. Reaction conditions were found that result in nanoscale Cu… CONTINUE READING