Development of Hydroxyapatite Coatings
A special issue of Coatings (ISSN 2079-6412). This special issue belongs to the section "Surface Coatings for Biomedicine and Bioengineering".
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 30 March 2024 | Viewed by 6814
Interests: nanomaterials; hydroxyapatite synthesis and characterization; ceramics; hydroxyapatite composites with other materials
You are invited to submit a paper to this Special Issue entitled Development of Hydroxyapatite Coatings. This Special Issue aims at gathering information relevant to the field of hydroxyapatite coatings, from their design to their synthesis, characterization, and evaluation and, finally, to potential applications of these coatings in areas other than the medical field.
Hydroxyapatite is a ceramic material with amazing capabilities regarding biointegration and bioactivity. It is synthesizable by many methods, or it can be deposited onto substrates in order to compensate for its low mechanical properties, reduce substrate corrosion or dissolution, or to functionalize the substrate. General applications of this material range from medicine (orthopedics, dentistry) to pharmacy, catalysis, electronics, gas sensors, constructions, and water purification, among others.
The design and production of nanostructured hydroxyapatite coatings offers a large range of functionality and opportunities for composites and structures that can provide a protective effect or functionalize or enhance the properties of existing materials.
The development of hydroxyapatite coatings for mainly medical applications has recently established a high level of knowledge regarding these coatings on both a theoretical and experimental level, so given the large amount of existing studies, this Special Issue will not particularly deal with coatings for this kind of purpose but rather focus on outlining other domains where hydroxyapatite coatings could become useful (though novel findings in this area will not be excluded).
This Special Issue will serve as a forum for papers dealing with the following concepts:
- Types of hydroxyapatite coatings and substrates used. Coatings of composites of hydroxyapatite and other materials are also welcome.
- Substrate pretreatment and adherence improvement procedures.
- Post-treatment procedures and properties that are improved by them
- Computed modeling of substrate and coating design and performance
- Methods for coating hydroxyapatite (classic thermal methods and modern/advanced thermal methods, including sputtering deposition, electrochemical and electrophoretic deposition methods, other methods), with emphasis on modern methods
- Investigation and evaluation of hydroxyapatite coatings (properties, performance, etc.)
- Applications of hydroxyapatite coatings, with particular emphasis on applications other than the medical field
Dr. Alexandra Ioana Bucur
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- hydroxyapatite coatings
- computed modeling of coatings
- substrate pretreatment
- coating characterization
- hydroxyapatite coating applications