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Ti6Al4V Surface Modification by Hydroxyapatite Powder Mixed Electrical Discharge Machining for Medical Application

Opoz, TT, Yasar, H, Murphy, MF, Ekmekci, N and Ekmekci, B Ti6Al4V Surface Modification by Hydroxyapatite Powder Mixed Electrical Discharge Machining for Medical Application. International Journal of Advances in Engineering and Pure Sciences. ISSN 2146-5150 (Accepted)

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Titanium surface modification by the Hydroxyapatite (HA) mixed Electrical Discharge Machining (EDM) is an alternative and promising technique to enhance the biocompatibility and to promote the biological performance in bone, which is dependent on surface properties, such as surface roughness, chemistry, and wettability. HA powder is used for the first time with electrical discharge machining to improve osteoblastic cell activity on the developed surfacesforTI6AL4V. Different HA concentrations in deionized water were tested as an experimental variable during EDM. Abrasive polishing and electrical discharge machined control surfaces without powder addition also analyzed to compare the results. The surface characteristics of analyzed samples were evaluated by Scanning Electron Microscopy (SEM), Energy Dispersive Spectroscopy (EDS), X-Ray Diffractometry (XRD), white light interferometry, and contact angle measurements. The wettability tests suggest that the hydroxyapatite powder mixed EDM’ed surfaces shows highly hydrophilic characteristics compared the other surfaces, abrasive polished and EDM’ed without powder addition in the dielectric. The results from the MTT assay revealed that those surfaces modified using HA powder addition in distilled water dielectric liquid promoted the most significant cell attachment/growth. The results indicate that HA powder mixed EDM offers a promising method for the surface modification of biomaterials such as titanium alloys.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: R Medicine > RM Therapeutics. Pharmacology
T Technology > T Technology (General)
T Technology > TA Engineering (General). Civil engineering (General)
Divisions: General Engineering Research Institute
Pharmacy & Biomolecular Sciences
Publisher: Marmara University
Date Deposited: 13 Feb 2019 10:32
Last Modified: 13 Feb 2019 13:59
URI: http://researchonline.ljmu.ac.uk/id/eprint/10144

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