Hybrid coatings for orthopaedic implants formed by physical vapour deposition and microarc oxidation

This study is focused on the preparation of new hybrid layers intended for surface modification of Ti-6Al-4V alloys for potential orthopaedic and dental applications. LiteScope was used there to perform surface analysis of material coatings, for examination of their topography and roughness. The hybrid oxide layers newly developed in this study – especially the layers with Zr – resulted as a promising material for coating metallic bone implants.