Evaluation of surface free energy of bioactive coatings in titanium and magnesium alloy

Physical materials technology

Surface free energy (SFE) is a crucial parameter for predicting the cell adhesion and proliferation on implantation materials. In this work, the influence of bioactive calciumphosphate coatings on the SFE of titanium and magnesium implants was studied. Results shows that the formation of bioactive coatings increase SFE by 139 % for magnesium alloy and 38 % for titanium, which in turn should have a positive effect on the adhesion and proliferation of osteoblasts.