Dip coating of forsterite-hydroxyapatitie-poly (ɛ-caprolactone) nanocomposites on Ti6Al4Vsubstrates for its corrosion prevention
Titanium and titanium alloys are extensively used in biomedical, cardiac and cardiovascular applications for their superb properties, such as good fatigue strength, low modulus, machinability, formability, corrosion resistance and biocompatibility. However, titanium and its alloys do not meet the majority of all clinical necessities. Due to these reasons, surface modification is frequently performed to enhance the mechanical, biological and chemical properties of titanium and alloys. In this work, nanocomposites coating of poly(ɛ-caprolactone)/hydroxyapatite/forsterite (PCL/HA/F) have been successfully deposited on the Ti6Al4V substratesby dip coating at room temperature. The coatings are prepared with various concentrations of forsterite/hydroxyapatite nanopowder (2, 4, 6 and 8 wt.%) with a fixed concentration of PCL (4 wt.%) and thus coated Ti6Al4V substrates are examined for corrosion resistance. PCL/Hydroxyapatite/Forsterite coatings are characterized by X-ray diffraction (XRD) and scanning electron microscopy (SEM), which clearly showed the formation of nanocomposites. Potentiodynamic polarization curves and electrochemical impedance spectroscopy (EIS) are used to investigate corrosion behavior of the coated substrates, which portrayed that the composite coating of PCL/HA/F substantially enhanced the corrosion resistance of Ti6Al4V alloy.
Corrosion; Forsterite; Hydroxyapatite; Nanocomposite; Poly(ɛ-caprolactone); Ti6Al4V
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