By a News Reporter-Staff News Editor at Health & Medicine Week -- Research findings on Alloys are discussed in a new report. According to news reporting originating from Columbus, Ohio, by NewsRx correspondents, research stated, "The surface morphology of TiN-coated nanotubular Ti-25Ta-xZr alloys prepared by radio-frequency sputtering for dental implants was investigated. Ti-25Ta-(0-15 wt.%) Zr alloys were initially formed in an arc-melting vacuum furnace, homogenized for 12 h at 1000 degrees C, and water-quenched."
Our news editors obtained a quote from the research from Ohio State University, "Formation of a nanotubular structure was achieved on the alloys by anodization at room temperature in 1 MH3PO4 electrolytes containing 0.8 wt.% NaF. A TiN coating was then placed on the alloys using a radio-frequency magnetron sputtering technique. These depositions were performed on the alloy substrates using pure Ti targets. Surface morphologies of the nanotubular alloys were examined by a variety of instruments. The nanotube diameters on Ti-25Ta, Ti-25Ta-3Zr and Ti-25Ta-7Zr had irregular distribution, while the nanotubes on Ti-25Ta-15Zr had a more regular pattern of large tubes surrounded by several smaller tubes. As the Zr content in these alloys increased, the average thickness of the TiO2 nanotubes increased. At high Zr content, the surface of the nanotubes was covered with the TiN film."
According to the news editors, the research concluded: "The Zr content affects the R-a and wettability, providing a hydrophilic property."
For more information on this research see: Surface morphology of TiN-coated nanotubular Ti-25Ta-xZr alloys for dental implants prepared by RF sputtering. Thin Solid Films, 2013;549():131-134. Thin Solid Films can be contacted at: Elsevier Science Sa, PO Box 564, 1001 Lausanne, Switzerland. (Elsevier - www.elsevier.com; Thin Solid Films - www.elsevier.com/wps/product/cws_home/504106)
The news editors report that additional information may be obtained by contacting H.J. Kim, Ohio State University, Coll Dental, Div Restorat Prosthet & Primary Care Dental, Columbus, OH 43210, United States. Additional authors for this research include Y.H. Jeong, H.C. Choe and W.A. Brantley (see also Alloys).
Keywords for this news article include: Ohio, Alloys, Columbus, Dentistry, Nanotubular, United States, Nanotechnology, Emerging Technologies, North and Central America
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