Physicochemistry of Apatite and Its Related Calcium Phosphates.- Characterization of Thin Calcium Phosphate Coating.- In Vitro and In Vivo Evaluation of Thin Calcium Phosphate Coatings.- Pulsed Laser Deposition of Thin Calcium Phosphate Coatings.- Ion Beam Techniques for Thin Calcium Phosphate Coating Production.- Calcium Phosphate Coating Produced by a Sputter Deposition Process.- Silicon-Substituted Hydroxyapatite Thin Films.- Electrochemically Assisted Deposition of Thin CaP Coatings.- Electrosprayed Calcium Phosphate Coating for Biomedical Purposes.- Biomimetic Coatings and Their Biological Functionalization.
This book presents for the first time, the scattered novel results that have been achieved in very recent years in study on various thin calcium phosphate coatings produced by very diverse techniques. The comparison of thin calcium phosphate coatings with the thick plasma-sprayed ones is also included in the book. Readers will find a comprehensive book reviewing the state-of-the-art of the field with critical assessment of the achievements of the different preparation techniques.
First comprehensive review of the results achieved with thin calcium phosphate coatings on orthopedic and dental implants
Compares thin calcium phosphate coatings with thick coatings produced by current plasma-spraying techniques
Presents the state-of-the-art in the study of bioactive calcium phosphate coatings
Reviews novel methods of coating formation, physico-chemical properties, performance, and characterization techniques