In this paper we report on the characterization by X-ray computed tomography of calcium phosphate (CaP) and polycaprolactone (PCL) coatings on Ti-6Al-4V alloy scaffolds used as a material for medical implants. The cylindrical scaffold has greater porosity of the inner part than the external part, thus, mimicking trabecular and cortical bone, respectively. The prismatic scaffolds have uniform porosity. Surface of the scaffolds was modified with calcium phosphate (CaP) and polycaprolactone (PCL) by dip-coating to improve biocompatibility and mechanical properties. Computed tomography performed with X-ray and synchrotron radiation revealed the defects of structure and morphology of CaP and PCL coatings showing small platelet-like and spider-web-like structures, respectively.
|Journal||Journal of Physics: Conference Series|
|Publication status||Published - 9 Jan 2019|
|Event||15th International Conference of Students and Young Scientists on Prospects of Fundamental Sciences Development, PFSD 2018 - Tomsk, Russian Federation|
Duration: 24 Apr 2018 → 27 Apr 2018
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Physics and Astronomy(all)