The surface properties of hydroxyapatite (HA) deposited on the Ti-6Al-4V substrates by plasma spraying were studied. Two different plasma spray technologies (hybrid plasma spray system (WSP-H) and conventional atmospheric plasma spray technology (APS)) and two various feedstock (suspension for WSP-H and powder for APS) were used for deposition of HA layers potentially suitable for bio-applications. The layers properties (thickness, chemical and phase composition) and coating-substrate interface quality were analyzed. The XRD analysis showed formation of small amount of new phases (TTCP and CaO) in layers deposited by WSP-H. Better coating-substrate interface quality of samples prepared by WSP-H was observed. The results showed the deposition of HA through liquid feedstock via WSP-H as a promising route, complementing the traditional APS powder deposition in the near future.Keywords: Hydroxyapatite, hybrid water-stabilized plasma spray, atmospheric plasma spray technology
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