Implantation of multiply charged silicon ions into bioinert zirconia

P. Hajdu, R. Rácz, S. Biri, T. Radics, A. Csík, V. Takáts, Cs Hegedűs, S. Kökényesi

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In dentistry, it is necessary to increase the bonding strength between various bioinert zirconia ceramics and the luting cement in order to extend the lifetime of the restoration. As a new method, an ion source was used to implant silicon ions close to the surface of the zirconium-dioxide on nanoscale to improve chemical bonding in between the bonding agent and the zirconium-dioxide. This paper summarizes the main results of a unique technique to functionalize biomaterial surfaces with silicon ions produced by Electron Cyclotron Resonance Ion Source (ECRIS).

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)15-17
Number of pages3
Publication statusPublished - Jun 1 2019


  • Bioinert
  • Bond strength
  • Ion implantation
  • Silicon coating
  • Surface modification

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Instrumentation
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Surfaces, Coatings and Films

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