This chapter focuses on current achievements in the field of radio-frequency (RF) magnetron sputter (RFMS) deposition of biocompatible CaP-based coatings for medical implants with an emphasis on their composition, structure, mechanical and biological performance. The chapter shows that RFMS allows preparing dense, homogeneous, pore-free and highly adherent biocompatible coatings able to prevent leaching of toxic ions from metal to the surrounding tissues, and capable of stimulating osteogenesis of a new bone. The main advantages and limitations of this technique are presented as well as the most important challenges and critical issues are highlighted.
|Title of host publication||Calcium Phosphate: Structure, Synthesis, Properties, and Applications|
|Subtitle of host publication||Structure, Synthesis, Properties, and Applications|
|Publisher||Nova Science Publishers, Inc.|
|Number of pages||38|
|Publication status||Published - 1 Jan 2014|
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology(all)