Preparation of bioactive amorphous-like titanium oxide layer on titanium by plasma oxidation treatment

Keng Liang Ou, Yung Hsun Shih, Chiung Fang Huang, Chang Chih Chen, Chung Ming Liu

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The effectiveness of titanium plates with Ar and oxygen plasma treatment in producing a biocompatible layer between the plate and bone tissue has been investigated. An amorphous-like oxide layer was found to form on the surface of the titanium bone plate after oxygen plasma treatment. Oxygen and titanium bonding states were observed for the titanium surface following plasma oxidation. Furthermore, nano-(α + rutile-TiO 2 ) were formed on the amorphous-like oxide layer following glow-discharging. Surface cleaning and oxidation modification by plasma treatments thus are believed to improve the biocompatibility and tissue healing. Furthermore, glow-discharging not only generates a nanostructural oxide layer, but also converts the alloy microstructure into a nanostructured oxide surface, increasing the alloy biocompatibility.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)2046-2051
Number of pages6
JournalApplied Surface Science
Issue number5 PART 1
Publication statusPublished - Dec 30 2008


  • Biocompatibility
  • Plasma treatment
  • Titanium

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Chemistry
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Surfaces, Coatings and Films
  • General Physics and Astronomy
  • Surfaces and Interfaces


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