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Researchers Modify Adhesive Properties of Nanocoating by Wire-brushing Method

Published on 2012-09-17. Author : SpecialChem

TEHRAN -- Iranian researchers from Amir Kabir University of Technology succeeded in the modification of adhesive and corrosive properties of hydroxyapatite nanocoatings by modifying the sub-layer through wire-brushing method.

This plan can be used directly or indirectly in medical engineering and biomaterials industries.

Hydroxyapatite coating on titanium sub-layer doesn't acquire the necessary adhesive strength in order to be used for medical purposes. The main problem is caused during the sintering of hydroxyapatite (HA). High temperature of sintering (higher than 1200 °C) erodes the sub-layer metal and also results in the decomposition of hydroxyapatite.

The most important objectives of the research were to modify the adhesive and corrosive properties of hydroxyapatite nanocoatings by improving Ti-6Al-4V sub-layers through wire-brushing method.

"Hydroxyapatite nanoparticles were synthesized in this research with particle average size of 65 nm through chemical deposition method," Hamid Reza Farnoush said, elaborating on the results of the research.

"Adhesive strength was calculated to be around 24 MPa for the electrophoretic coating of hydroxyapatite nanoparticles on the modified Ti-6Al-V sub-layer. The value was almost twice the value of the sample without brushing pre-preparation. Results obtained from the corrosion test on the coated sample on the brushed surface showed noticeable reduction in the corrosion current density and corrosion rate while they showed increase in the corrosion potential and polarization resistance."

Results of the research have been published in August 2012 in the Ceramics International magazine, vol. 38, issue 6, pp. 4885-4893.

About INIC

Iran has recognized the significance of nanotechnology like other pioneering countries and started its activities in line with development of the technology. In this regard and as first step, a Study Committee for Nanotechnology in Iran began its activities in 2001 and finally Iran Nanotechnology Initiative Council (INIC) was established in the country in 2003. The INIC is tasked with determining the general policies for the development of nanotechnology in the country and pursuing the case with implementation of the policies.

Iran's success in achieving a proper place among 15 countries which are advanced in nanotechnology and making attempt to promote the position in a bid to develop Iran's economy are the main missions of the INIC. Iran Nanotechnology Initiative Council is seeking to pave the ground for activity of the private sector and production of wealth within the society through adopting outlook, providing facilities, creating market and removing the existing problems.

Source: INIC

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