Coating of ZrO2 supports with a biological glass

A. Krajewski, A. Ravaglioli, M. Mazzocchi, M. Fini

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The possibility of obtaining a good bioactive coating on biomedical devices made with zirconia ceramic was considered. Yttria partially stabilized zirconia was used to produce suitable substrates. The obtained adhesion was good (66 ± 13 MPa) and encouraging for biomedical applications. Small microcrystals formed inside and on the surface of the glass layer. These microcrystals transformed the glass into a glass-ceramic. An accurate investigation of the nature of this microcrystal formation was carried out to verify its compatibility with the planned biomedical applications.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)309-316
Number of pages8
JournalJournal of Materials Science: Materials in Medicine
Issue number6
Publication statusPublished - Jun 1998

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Biophysics
  • Chemical Engineering(all)
  • Bioengineering


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