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North Carolina State University

Bioactive Film Coating for Spinal Polymer Implants

Caption: The top scanning electron microscope image (b) shows a cross section of the bioactive hydroxyapatite/YSZ coating without heat treatment. Note how the two layers are distinct. The bottom image (f) shows the coating after heat treatment. Note how the layers are now integrated.

Credit: Afsaneh Rabiei, North Carolina State University

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