Laser cladding of Ag-Ha composite layer on ti6al4v paper id p-145

Xiangmei Liu, Hau Chung Man

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Metallic materials are commonly used in orthopedic implants due to their high mechanical strength. Implant loosening and bacterial infection are the two major causes of implant failure in most of the cases, and they arise from inadequate bioactivity and anti-bacterial effect at the surface of the implant. Hydroxyapatite (HA) is well known to be bioactive while silver (Ag) possesses strong anti-bacterial effect. It is the aim of the present paper to fabricate an Ag-containing HA layer on Ti6Al4V substrate. Ag-containing powder was first prepared via a chemical route and then used in laser cladding on Ti6Al4V substrate. The Ag-containing HA powder and laser clad layer were characterized using SEM, EDS, and XRD. It is found that the composition and phases in the Ag-containing HA powder were essentially retained after laser cladding.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationICALEO 2013 - 32nd International Congress on Applications of Lasers and Electro-Optics
Number of pages8
Publication statusPublished - 1 Dec 2013
Event32nd International Congress on Applications of Lasers and Electro-Optics, ICALEO 2013 - Miami, FL, United States
Duration: 6 Oct 201310 Oct 2013


Conference32nd International Congress on Applications of Lasers and Electro-Optics, ICALEO 2013
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CityMiami, FL


  • Ag-HA composite coating
  • Laser treatment
  • Ti implant

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials

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