Research Center for Advanced Materials and Mineral, Sahand University of Technology
Department of material, Sahand University of Technology
The aim of the present research is to convert bioinert surface of NiTi to bioactive and biocompatible surface. In order to develop a bioactive and corrosion resistant film on NiTi, electrophoretic deposition process was done and TiO2 particles were deposited on the NiTi surface. Suspensions including TiO2 particles were prepared using a mixture of acetone and n-butanol (0%, 30%, 60%, 80% and 100% acetone) without using any dispersant. Sedimentation test was used to characterize the suspensions. SEM investigations on surface morphology of coatings shows depositing within 0% acetone cause to crack-free and dense coating with relatively coarse grains and high corrosion resistance.