Publication Type:

Journal Article


Applied Surface Science, Volume 256, Number 7, p.2176 - 2183 (2010)



Surface modification; Ti–6Al–4V alloy; Hydrogen peroxide; Hydroxyapatite; Corrosion


Ti–6Al–4V alloy was treated with various concentrations (5 wt.%, 15 wt.% and 25 wt.%) of hydrogen peroxide (H2O2) and then heat treated to produce an anatase titania layer. The surface modified substrates were immersed in simulated body fluid (SBF) solution for the growth of an apatite layer on the surface and the formed apatite layer was characterized using various surface characterization techniques. The results revealed that titania layer with anatase nature was observed for all \{H2O2\} treated Ti–6Al–4V alloy, irrespective of the \{H2O2\} concentrations. Ti–6Al–4V alloy treated with 15 wt.% and 25 wt.% of \{H2O2\} induced apatite formation, however 5 wt.% of \{H2O2\} treated Ti–6Al–4V failed to form apatite layer on the surface. The electrochemical behaviour of \{H2O2\} treated specimens in \{SBF\} solution was studied using potentiodynamic polarization and electrochemical impedance spectroscopy. Ti–6Al–4V alloy treated with 25 wt.% of \{H2O2\} solution exhibited low current density and high charge transfer resistance values compared to specimens treated with other concentrations of \{H2O2\} and untreated Ti–6Al–4V alloy.

Cite this Research Publication

Dr. Karthega M. and Rajendran, N., “Hydrogen peroxide treatment on Ti–6Al–4V alloy: A promising surface modification technique for orthopaedic application”, Applied Surface Science, vol. 256, pp. 2176 - 2183, 2010.