We have developed a novel approach to introduce silica-doped β-tricalcium phosphate (Si-β-TCP) on 316L SS substrates for enhanced biological properties. Doping of β-TCP with silica loadings ranging from 0 to 8. mol% was carried out using chemical precipitation method. Si-β-TCP powder was sintered at 800. °C followed by coating it on 316L SS substrate using electrophoretic deposition. The coated and uncoated samples were investigated by various characterization techniques such as X-ray diffraction (XRD), Fourier transform infrared spectroscopy (FTIR), field emission scanning electron microscopy (FESEM) and X-ray fluorescence spectroscopy (XRF). Biomineralization ability of the coatings was evaluated by immersing in simulated body fluid (SBF) solution for different number of days such as 7, 14, 21 and 28 days. The results obtained in our study have shown that the apatite formation ability was high for the 8. mol% of Si-β-TCP. This will promote better biomineralization ability compared to the other coatings.
Prem Ananth, K., Shanmugam, S., Jose, S. P., Joseph Nathanael, A., Oh, T. H., Mangalaraj, D., & Ballamurugan, A. M. (2015). Structural and chemical analysis of silica-doped β-TCP ceramic coatings on surgical grade 316L SS for possible biomedical application. Journal of Asian Ceramic Societies, 3(3), 317–324. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jascer.2015.06.004