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Laser-deposited thin films of biocompatible ceramic
Author(s): Miroslav Jelinek; V. Olsan; Lubomir Jastrabik; Tatjana Dostalova M.D.; Lucia Himmlova; Jaromir Kadlec; M. Pospichal; M. Simeckova; Costas Fotakis
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Paper Abstract

Thin films of biocompatible materials such as hydroxylapatite (HA) - Ca10 (PO4)6(OH)2 were deposited by laser ablation technique. The films of HA were created on Ti substrates by KrF laser. The layers were deposited in vacuum, in pure H2O vapors (pressure 2 X 10-3 mbar - 2 X 10-1 mbar), and in Ar/H2O vapor mixture. Influence of laser energy density ET (3 Jcm-2, 13 Jcm-2) and substrate temperature Tg (500 degree(s)C - 760 degree(s)C) on the film parameters was studied. Two different technological processes were used for HA target preparation. Films and targets were characterized by Rutherford backscattering analysis (RBS), particle induced x-ray emission (PIXE), x-ray diffraction (XRD), scanning electron microscopy (SEM) and by Knoop microhardness and scratch test. The best crystalline HA films were reached in the mixture of Ar/H2O. Higher Tg had to be used for such deposition. Higher Tg was also preferable from the point of film microhardness. Adhesion of films to the substrates in the range of tens of Newtons was measured. The preliminary results of in vitro experiments of films biotolerance and resorbability are also presented.

Paper Details

Date Published: 1 March 1995
PDF: 7 pages
Proc. SPIE 2498, Laser Methods of Surface Treatment and Modification: ALT '94 International Conference, (1 March 1995); doi: 10.1117/12.203610
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Miroslav Jelinek, Institute of Physics (Czech Republic)
V. Olsan, Institute of Physics (Czech Republic)
Lubomir Jastrabik, Institute of Physics (Czech Republic)
Tatjana Dostalova M.D., Institute of Dental Research (Czech Republic)
Lucia Himmlova, Institute of Dental Research (Czech Republic)
Jaromir Kadlec, Military Academy of Brno (Czech Republic)
M. Pospichal, Military Academy of Brno (Czech Republic)
M. Simeckova, Institute of Physics (Czech Republic)
Costas Fotakis, Foundation for Research and Technology--Hellas (Greece)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 2498:
Laser Methods of Surface Treatment and Modification: ALT '94 International Conference
Alexander M. Prokhorov; Vladimir I. Pustovoy, Editor(s)

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