Fluoroapatite glass-ceramic coatings on alumina: structural, mechanical and biological characterisation.

@article{Vern2002FluoroapatiteGC,
  title={Fluoroapatite glass-ceramic coatings on alumina: structural, mechanical and biological characterisation.},
  author={Enrica Vern{\'e} and Michela Bosetti and Chiara Vitale Brovarone and Cornelia Moisescu and Fabio Lupo and Silvia Spriano and Mario F Cannas},
  journal={Biomaterials},
  year={2002},
  volume={23 16},
  pages={3395-403}
}
The aim of this work was to realise bioactive coatings on full density alpha-alumina substrates. An SiO2-CaO-based glass (SC) and an SiO2-Al2O3-P2O5-K2O-CaO-F--based glass-ceramic (SAF) were used for this purpose. Specifically, SAF is a fluoroapatite containing glass-ceramic and previous studies have shown that it is a highly bioactive biomaterial. Furthermore, these fluoroapatite crystals possess a needle-shaped morphology which mimics that of hydroxylapatite found in human hard tissues… CONTINUE READING