Defect structural characterisation of plasma-sprayed bioactive ceramic coatings

M. Härting, A. Hempel, M. Hempel, R. Bucher, D. T. Britton

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Bioactive ceramic coatings have been available for some 15 years and have been proved to have many advantages with regard to the short and mid-term behaviour compared to cemented implants. Nevertheless, the useful lifetime for this kind of prostheses is comparable to conventional implants, and requires further investigation. We present a combined study relating the defect structure in plasma sprayed HAp coatings to their microstructure and internal stress state with regard to biochemical changes in a simulated biological environment.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)502-504
Number of pages3
JournalMaterials Science Forum
Publication statusPublished - 2001
Event12th International Conference on Positron Annihilation - Munchen, Germany
Duration: 6 Aug 200012 Aug 2000


  • Bioactive coatings
  • Biochemical effects
  • Hydroxyapatite
  • Stress

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Materials Science(all)
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Mechanics of Materials
  • Mechanical Engineering


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