Synthesis and characterization of TiN, TiAIN and TiN/TiAIN biocompatible coatings

M. Braic, M. Balaceanu, V. Braic, Alinava Vladescu, G. Pavelescu, M. Albulescu

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TiN, TiAlN and TiN/TiAlN hard coatings were investigated as possible candidates to be applied as protective layers on medical implants or prosthesis. The chemical and phase composition, texture, hardness, corrosion resistance and biocompatibility properties of the resulting coatings were analyzed. The highest microhardness (∼31 GPa) was measured for the multilayers with bilayer period Λ of about 10 nm. The coatings proved to enhance the corrosion protection in artificial physiological solution of the uncoated specimens. Cell density, cell morphology and cell viability measurements revealed a good biocompatibility of all coatings.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1014-1017
Number of pages4
JournalSurface and Coatings Technology
Issue number1-4 SPEC. ISS.
Publication statusPublished - 1 Oct 2005
Externally publishedYes


  • Biocompatibility
  • Cathodic arc deposition
  • Corrosion resistance
  • TiN, TiAlN and TiN/TiAlN

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Chemistry(all)
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Surfaces and Interfaces
  • Surfaces, Coatings and Films
  • Materials Chemistry

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