DSC-TG-MS study of hydroxyapatite nanopowders
AuthorsLukić, Miodrag J.
Škapin, Srečo Davor
Maček Kržmanc, Marjeta
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Hydroxyapatite nanopowders have been widely studied for biomedical application due to excellent biocompatibility. It attaches chemically to bone tissue providing fixation of artificial implant materials. Main research objectives during last few decades is to obtain hydroxyapatite based material which can withstand mechanical loadings generated in physiological conditions. One of the possible pathway is fabrication of dense nanostructured hydroxyapatite through approprate sintering process, which is strongly correlated with thermal behaviour of starting nanopowders. In this study, extensive analyses of thermal behaviour of three hydroxyapatite nanopowders prepared with different methods will be presented. Differential Scanning Calorimetry (DSC), Thermo-Gravimetry (TG) with simultaneous Mass Spectrometry (MS) studies have been performed. The obtained results are discussed in the sense of energy-related events, mass loss and water and carbon dioxide molecules evolution to give better unde...rstanding of their thermal behaviour.
Keywords:hydroxyapatite / nanopowders / sintering / thermal behaviour
Source:Program and the Book of Abstracts / Twelfth Young Researchers' Conference Materials Sciences and Engineering December 11-13, 2013, Belgrade, Serbia, 2013, 35-35
- Belgrade : Institute of Technical Sciences of SASA