• Microstructure and optical properties of TiO$_2$- and HA-coated Ti6Al7Nb alloy by sol–gel method

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      Sol–gel; TiO$_2$; HA; Ti6Al7Nb; microstructure; optical properties.

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      In this study, the combination of titanium dioxide (TiO$_2$) and/or hydroxyapatite (HA) coatings on Ti6Al7Nb titanium alloy to be used as an implant was performed in different solution retention times by the sol–gel dip-coatingmethod and the characterization and optical properties of these coatings were investigated. Two different coatings were made on the substrate, the first group of samples was first coated with TiO$_2$ and then with HA, while the second group of samples was coated with TiO$_2$ alone. Before sol–gel coating, the samples were rinsed in distilled water and dried at 200$^{\circ}$Cfor 2 h. The samples were immersed perpendicular to the coating solution. Thin films were obtained at a draw rate of 2 mm s$^{-1}$. Microstructure investigations of the prepared coatings were examined under optical and scanning electronmicroscopes, while solid-state elemental fractions were determined by energy-dispersive X-ray spectroscopy analysis. Fourier-transform infrared spectroscopy analysis was performed to determine the functional groups placed on the surfaceof the material. The optical properties of the material were determined by UV analysis.

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      NIHAT TOSUN1 SALEH ZAKAR KURMI1 GUL TOSUN2

      1. Department of Mechanical Engineering, Engineering Faculty, Firat University, Elazig 23119, Turkey
      2. Department of Mechanical Engineering, Technology Faculty, Firat University, Elazig 23119, Turkey
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