Hydrothermally Mixed Hydroxyapatite-Multiwall Carbon Nanotubes Composite Coatings on Biomedical Alloys by Electrophoretic Deposition

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Ustundag C. B., Avciata O., Kaya F., Kaya C.

JOURNAL OF PHYSICAL CHEMISTRY B, vol.117, pp.1571-1576, 2013 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 117
  • Publication Date: 2013
  • Doi Number: 10.1021/jp305057p
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.1571-1576
  • Yıldız Technical University Affiliated: Yes


Hydroxyapatite (HA) coatings have been used to improve biological and mechanical fixation of metallic prosthesis. Because of extraordinary features of carbon extremely strong nanoreinforcement materials for composites. nanotubes (CNTs), they have a lot of facilities, such as HA powders were synthesized and mixed with multiwalled carbon nanotubes (MWCNTs) by a hydrothermal process. Calcium acetate (Ca (CH3COO)(2))and phosphoric acid (H3PO4) were used as starting materials for synthesizing nano-HA powders. HA-MWCNTs were treated together hydrothermally at 200 degrees C for 2 h to synthesize nano-HA powders mixed homogeneously with MWCNTs. Cathodic deposits were obtained on Ti-based alloys using suspensions containing nano-HA and MWCNTs dispersed in n-butanol solvent. It was shown that MWCNTs interacted with HA powders during hydrothermal processing, and therefore, they can easily be dispersed within aqueous-based suspensions. It was also shown that hydrothermal surface modification of MWCNTs with functional groups was achievable, which was a significant step toward eliminating nonwetting surface behavior of MWCNTs, resulting in obtaining homogeneous dispersion of them in liquids.