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Microstructure of hydroxyapatite thin layers grown by pulsed laser deposition
Author(s): Doina Craciun; Valentin Craciun; C. Martin; Ion N. Mihailescu; M. C. Bunescu; Eugen Vasile; A. Ioncea; Ian W. Boyd
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Paper Abstract

Thin films of hydroxyapatite (HAp) have been grown on Si, quartz, Ti, and Ge substrates by the pulsed laser deposition (PLD) method employing a KrF excimer laser (wavelength (lambda) equals 248 nm, pulsed duration (tau) FWHM equals 20 ns). The influence of the laser deposition parameters on the properties of the grown layers was investigated in order to optimize the Ca/P ratio and the crystalline structure. It was found that the optimum conditions for preserving the Ca/P ratio i.e. high oxygen pressures and low substrate temperatures do not coincide with those for obtaining adherent and crystalline layers i.e. low oxygen pressures and high substrate temperatures. For films deposited onto Ti substrates it was also found that high substrate temperatures promote the diffusion of Ti through the depositing film up to the surface where it gets oxidized. Further investigations are required before high quality HAp-coated Ti implants by PLD can be obtained.

Paper Details

Date Published: 2 July 1998
PDF: 6 pages
Proc. SPIE 3405, ROMOPTO '97: Fifth Conference on Optics, (2 July 1998); doi: 10.1117/12.312764
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Doina Craciun, National Institute for Laser, Plasma, and Radiation Physics (Romania)
Valentin Craciun, National Institute for Laser, Plasma, and Radiation Physics (Romania)
C. Martin, National Institute for Laser, Plasma, and Radiation Physics (Romania)
Ion N. Mihailescu, National Institute for Laser, Plasma, and Radiation Physics (Romania)
M. C. Bunescu, METAV SA (Romania)
Eugen Vasile, METAV SA (Romania)
A. Ioncea, METAV SA (Romania)
Ian W. Boyd, Univ. College London (United Kingdom)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 3405:
ROMOPTO '97: Fifth Conference on Optics
Valentin I. Vlad; Dan C. Dumitras, Editor(s)

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