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Wang M.,Hubei University of Education | Wang M.,Wuhan University | Ning Y.,Hubei University of Education | Ning Y.,Armed Police Border Defense Corps Hospital of GuangDong Province | And 9 more authors.
Bio-Medical Materials and Engineering | Year: 2014

Ti6Al4V discs with a thickness of 2.5 mm and dimensions of 15 × 15 mm2 were fabricated. The titanium nitride (TiN) surface was formed via Nd:YAG laser-nitriding. A sandblast acid-etched (SA) surface was used as a control. Scanning electron microscopy (SEM), X-ray diffraction analysis (XRD), and surface roughness tests were conducted to study the surface and cross-section morphologies as well as the properties of TiN and SA surfaces. MC3T3-E1 osteoblast-like cells were cultured on the TiN and SA surfaces to evaluate the effect of TiN surface on cellular behaviors, including attachment, proliferation and differentiation. Morphological testing results revealed that the cross-section of TiN exhibited dendritic crystallization without cracking. The proliferation and differentiation of MC3T3-E1 cells on the laser-nitriding TiN surface were significantly increased compared to those cultured on SA surface. These findings suggested that the TiN surface generated from Nd:YAG laser-nitriding were favorable for the proliferation and differentiation of MC3T3-E1 cells, which is significant for implant surface modification. © 2014 - IOS Press and the authors. All rights reserved.

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