Pulsed electrochemical deposition of ag doped hydroxyapatite bioactive coatings on ti6al4v for medical purposes

Diana M. Vranceanu, Thanh Tran, Elena Ungureanu, Valentin Negoiescu, Mihai Tarcolea, Mihaela Dinu, Alina Vladescu, Raluca Zamfir, Ana C. Timotin, Cosmin M. Cotrut

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The aim of this study is to develop bioactive-antibacterial coatings on Ti6Al4V using pulsed electrochemical technique. The deposition was carried out in a three electrode set-up within an electrolyte prepared by dissolving Ca(NO3)2 4H2O, NH4H2PO4 and Ag(NO3) in ultra-pure water. The paper aims to evaluate the effect of Ag addition on morphology, elemental and phase composition of hydroxyapatite coatings. The hydroxyapatite morphology has changed after silver doping, revealing a surface with agglomeration of spherical particles. Phase composition has confirmed the hydroxyapatite formation and, by adding Ag, the peaks have slightly shifted towards left, indicating that Ag is substituting the Ca present in the hydroxyapatite lattice.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)173-184
Number of pages12
JournalUPB Scientific Bulletin, Series B: Chemistry and Materials Science
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2018
Externally publishedYes



  • Bioactive
  • Coatings
  • Pulsed electrochemical deposition
  • Silver doped hydroxyapatite

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Chemistry(all)
  • Materials Science(all)

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