Apatite formation behavior on bio-ceramic films prepared by MOCVD

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Calcium titanate (CaTiO3), α-tricalcium phosphate (α-TCP) and hydroxyapatite (HAp) films were prepared by metal-organic chemical vapor deposition (MOCVD) using Ca(dpm)2, Ti(O-i-Pr) 2(dpm)2 and (C6H5O)3PO precursors. The phases, composition and surface morphology of these films changed depending on substrate temperature (Tsub), total pressure (Ptot) and molar ratio of each precursors (RCa/Ti, R Ca/P). The surface morphology of CaTiO3 films changed from granular structure to cauliflower-like texture, and its cross-sectional morphology changed from dense to columnar structure with increasing T sub. α-TCP and HAp films had granular surface and dense cross-sectional morphology. CaTiO3, α-TCP and HAp films were immersed in a Hanks' solution for 28 d. Apatite formation rate strongly depended on the surface morphology of CaTiO3 film, and apatite covered CaTiO3 film having a granular surface after 4 w while CaTiO 3 film having a cauliflower-like texture after 3 d. Apatite covered α-TCP films after 14 d and HAp films after 6 h, respectively. HAp films prepared by MOCVD were promising as bone conductive materials.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)461-465
Number of pages5
JournalJournal of the Ceramic Society of Japan
Issue number1364
Publication statusPublished - 2009 Apr


  • Apatite
  • Bio-ceramics
  • Calcium phosphate
  • Calcium titanate
  • Metal organic chemical vapor deposition

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Ceramics and Composites
  • Chemistry(all)
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Materials Chemistry


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