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Journal of Nanomaterials
Volume 2015, Article ID 250617, 10 pages
Research Article

Physicochemical Analysis of the Polydimethylsiloxane Interlayer Influence on a Hydroxyapatite Doped with Silver Coating

1National Institute for Materials Physics, P.O. Box MG 07, Magurele, 077125 Bucharest, Romania
2Faculty of Physics, University of Bucharest, 405 Atomistilor Street, P.O. Box MG1, 077125 Magurele, Romania
3National Institute for Laser, Plasma and Radiation Physics, 409 Atomistilor Street, P.O. Box MG 36, Magurele, 077125 Bucharest, Romania
4Horiba Jobin Yvon S.A., 16-18 rue du Canal, 91165 Longjumeau Cedex, France
5S.C. METAV R&D S.A., 020011 Bucharest, Romania

Received 6 October 2014; Revised 15 December 2014; Accepted 15 December 2014

Academic Editor: Jen-Jie Chieh

Copyright © 2015 C. L. Popa et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.


We investigate by different complementary methods the processes occurring when a polydimethylsiloxane film is used as interlayer for a silver doped hydroxyapatite coating. The X-ray diffraction and Fourier Transform Infrared Spectroscopy measurements show that the hydroxyapatite doped with silver is in a crystalline form and some ions formation takes place at the surface and in the bulk of the new hydroxyapatite doped with silver/polydimethylsiloxane composite layer. The possibility of ions incorporation in the structure of silver doped hydroxyapatite by the mechanism of / ions substitution is analysed. The new formed silver doped hydroxyapatite/polydimethylsiloxane composite layer is compact, homogeneous, with no cracks as it was shown by Scanning Electron Microscopy and Glow Discharge Optical Emission Spectrometry.