The effect of multiple surface treatments on biological properties of Ti-6Al-4V alloy

Parsikia, F ; Sharif University of Technology

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  1. Type of Document: Article
  2. DOI: 10.1007/s11661-014-2374-2
  3. Abstract:
  4. In this research, the effect of various surface treatments including laser processing, grit blasting and anodizing on chemical structure, surface topography, and bioactivity of Ti-6Al-4V was investigated. Six groups of samples were prepared by a combination of two alternative laser processes, grit blasting and anodizing. Selected samples were first evaluated using microanalysis techniques and contact roughness testing and were then exposed to in vitro environment. Scanning electron microscopy was used to characterize the corresponding final surface morphologies. Weight measurement and atomic absorption tests were employed for determination of bioactivity limits of different surface conditions. Based on the data obtained in this study, low-energy laser processing generally yields a better biological response. The maximum bioactivity was attained in those samples exposed to a three step treatment including low-energy laser treatment followed by grit blasting and anodizing
  5. Keywords:
  6. Bioactivity ; Blasting ; Scanning electron microscopy ; Titanium alloys ; Weighing ; Atomic absorption ; Biological properties ; Biological response ; Grit blasting ; Laser process ; Low energy laser ; Surface conditions ; Ti-6Al-4V alloy ; Surface treatment
  7. Source: Metallurgical and Materials Transactions A: Physical Metallurgy and Materials Science ; Vol. 45, issue. 10 , 2014 , p. 4588-4593
  8. URL: http://link.springer.com/article/10.1007%2Fs11661-014-2374-2