Dense fine-grained biphasic calcium phosphate (BCP) bioceramics designed by two-step sintering
АуториLukić, Miodrag J.
Škapin, Srečo Davor
Maček Kržmanc, Marjeta
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In this study, dense, fine-grained biphasic calcium phosphate bioceramics were designed via the two-step sintering method. The starting powder was nanosized calcium-deficient hydroxyapatite, whose phase composition, average particle size and morphology were characterized by XRD, FTIR, Raman spectroscopy, laser diffraction and FE-SEM. The phase transformations of the initial powder during heating up to 1200 °C were examined using TG/DSC. At first, conventional sintering was performed and the recorded shrinkage/densification data were used to find out the appropriate experimental conditions for two-step sintering. The obtained results show that two-step sintering yields BCP ceramics, consisting of hydroxyapatite and β-TCP, with full dense, homogeneous structure with average grain size of 375 nm. Furthermore, BCP ceramics obtained by the two-step sintering method exhibit improved mechanical properties, compared to conventionally sintered BCP.
Кључне речи:grain growth / microstructure / apatite / two-step sintering
Извор:Journal of the European Ceramic Society, 2011, 19-27
- Молекуларно дизајнирање наночестица контролисаних морфолошких и физичко-хемијских карактеристика и функционалних материјала на њиховој основи (RS-45004)
ISSN: 0955-2219 (Print) 1873-619X (Online)[ Google Scholar ]