IJAT Vol.11 No.6 pp. 902-906
doi: 10.20965/ijat.2017.p0902

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Observation of Apatite Formation on Titanium Plate and Bone Surfaces in Electric Stimulation

Kazuhiro Fujisaki, Naoya Saito, Shunto Date, and Kazuhiko Sasagawa

Department of Intelligent Machines and System Engineering, Hirosaki University
3 Bunkyo-cho, Hirosaki, Aomori 036-8561, Japan

Corresponding author

February 1, 2017
March 14, 2017
Online released:
October 31, 2017
November 5, 2017
apatite, titanium, electric stimulation, bone tissue

Apatite formation due to mineralization has important implications in the biological function of hard tissues. The mechanical properties of mineralized tissues such as teeth enamel, dentin, and bone depend strongly on the apatite structure in the tissue. The control of both volume fraction and apatite texture is important in determining the structural characteristics. It is also important to create an apatite layer on the surface of implanted materials to improve biocompatibility between the surface and the tissues. In this study, apatite deposition and formation on Ti plates and bone surfaces were studied by means of electric stimulation conducted in apatite-neutralizing solution. Apatite particles were deposited not only on the Ti plate surfaces but also on the bone, combined with Ti wires wrapped under DC loading. Apatite crystal growth was observed on the samples during electric stimulation.

Cite this article as:
K. Fujisaki, N. Saito, S. Date, and K. Sasagawa, “Observation of Apatite Formation on Titanium Plate and Bone Surfaces in Electric Stimulation,” Int. J. Automation Technol., Vol.11, No.6, pp. 902-906, 2017.
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