Cells and Materials


The preliminary results of biological and physical tests of hydroxyapatite thin films deposited on dental implants by a new technology with the KrF excimer laser ablation method were evaluated. Biological and physical properties were studied and analyzed by the lymphocyte proliferation test and scanning electron microscopy (SEM), X-ray analysis, Rutherford backscattering analysis (RBS) and particle induced X-ray emission (PIXE) methods. Ten bioceramic films from 45 samples had very good physical and biological properties. Creation of hydroxyapatite thin films with laser ablation can have a positive effect on adhesion of the film and protection for corrosion.