On the role of laser-induced microstructures in influencing the surface energy of magnesia partially stabilized zirconia bioceramic

Hao, Liang and Lawrence, Jonathan (2004) On the role of laser-induced microstructures in influencing the surface energy of magnesia partially stabilized zirconia bioceramic. Proceedings of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers Part B: Journal of Engineering Manufacture, 218 (1). pp. 59-76. ISSN 0954-4054

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Official URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1243/095440504772830219

Abstract

Surface energy must in some way be connected to surface chemistry and is therefore an important determinant of a biomaterial’s functions. This work elucidates the basic phenomena and wetting mechanisms associated for a widely used bioinert ceramic, magnesia partially stabilized
zirconia (MgO-PSZ) following CO2 laser treatment. Contact angles for a set of test liquids were used to measure the wettability characteristics and to reduce the surface energy of the MgO-PSZ before and after CO2 laser treatment. CO2 laser treatment of the MgO-PSZ surface was seen to
effect an improvement in the material’s wettability characteristics. Furthermore, it was found that the extent of wettability modi®cation was closely related to the microstructure induced by CO2 laser radiation on the surface of the MgO-PSZ.

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Additional Information:Surface energy must in some way be connected to surface chemistry and is therefore an important determinant of a biomaterial’s functions. This work elucidates the basic phenomena and wetting mechanisms associated for a widely used bioinert ceramic, magnesia partially stabilized zirconia (MgO-PSZ) following CO2 laser treatment. Contact angles for a set of test liquids were used to measure the wettability characteristics and to reduce the surface energy of the MgO-PSZ before and after CO2 laser treatment. CO2 laser treatment of the MgO-PSZ surface was seen to effect an improvement in the material’s wettability characteristics. Furthermore, it was found that the extent of wettability modi®cation was closely related to the microstructure induced by CO2 laser radiation on the surface of the MgO-PSZ.
Keywords:CO2 laser, magnesia partially stabilized zirconia (MgO-PSZ), surface energy, microstructure
Subjects:H Engineering > H680 Optoelectronic Engineering
H Engineering > H700 Production and Manufacturing Engineering
Divisions:College of Science > School of Engineering
ID Code:3277
Deposited By:INVALID USER
Deposited On:09 Sep 2010 20:26
Last Modified:13 Mar 2013 08:45

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