Characterization and Corrosion Behavior of Plasma Sprayed Pure and Reinforced HA Coatings in Simulated Body Fluid


To evaluate the corrosion behavior in simulated body fluid pure and 10wt% 80Al2O3-20TiO2 reinforced HA coatings were successfully deposited by atmospheric plasma spray technique on SS-304L substrate alloy. To eliminate non favorable phases on the as sprayed coatings the coatings were heat treated at 700°C and 800°C for post coating heat treatment technique. Both pure and reinforced as sprayed and post coating heat treated coatings were characterized by XRD and SEM/EDAX analysis for surface characterization and further evaluated by electrochemical test for corrosion behavior in simulated body fluids.

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G. Singh, S. Singh and S. Prakash, "Characterization and Corrosion Behavior of Plasma Sprayed Pure and Reinforced HA Coatings in Simulated Body Fluid," Journal of Minerals and Materials Characterization and Engineering, Vol. 10 No. 9, 2011, pp. 765-775. doi: 10.4236/jmmce.2011.109060.

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