dc.contributor.authorMontserrat Espanol Pons.en_US
dc.date.accessioned2008-09-17T11:08:24Z
dc.date.available2008-09-17T11:08:24Z
dc.date.copyright2004en_US
dc.date.issued2004
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10356/6170
dc.description.abstractHydroxyapatite (HA) is an appropriate ceramic for artificial teeth or bones due to its excellent biocompatibility and bioactivity. Unfortunately, the mechanical properties of pure HA ceramics are poor and these make them unsuitable as high load-bearing implants. A solution to this problem is the use of HA-coated metal implants. In this project, HA powder and HA coatings on Ti-6A1-4V substrates were produced and characterized. Plasma spray and in particular the Controlled Atmosphere Plasma Spray (CAPS) system was employed to deposit HA on Ti-6A1-4V. The main focus was to study the contribution of this new technique as compared to conventional plasma spraying (Atmospheric Plasma Spraying, APS), in the production of HA coatings.en_US
dc.rightsNanyang Technological Universityen_US
dc.subjectDRNTU::Engineering::Materials::Biomaterials
dc.titleDeveloping hydroxyapatite CAPS coatings on metallic implants for tissue replacementen_US
dc.typeThesisen_US
dc.contributor.supervisorKhor, Khiam Aiken_US
dc.contributor.schoolSchool of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineeringen_US
dc.description.degreeDOCTOR OF PHILOSOPHY (MPE)en_US


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