Preparation of porous Ca-10(PO4)(6)(OH)(2) and beta-Ca-3(PO4)(2) bioceramics


Engin N., Tas A.

JOURNAL OF THE AMERICAN CERAMIC SOCIETY, cilt.83, ss.1581-1584, 2000 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier

  • Cilt numarası: 83 Konu: 7
  • Basım Tarihi: 2000
  • Dergi Adı: JOURNAL OF THE AMERICAN CERAMIC SOCIETY
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.1581-1584

Özet

Submicrometer-sized, pure calcium hydroxyapatite (HA, (Ca-10(PO4)(6)(OH)(2))) and eta-tricalcium phosphate (beta-TCP, Ca-3(PO4)(2)) bioceramic powders, that have been synthesized via chemical precipitation techniques, were used in the preparation of aqueous slurries that contained methyl cellulose to manufacture porous (70%-95% porosity) HA or beta-TCP ceramics. The pore sizes in HA bioceramics of this study were 200-400 mu m, whereas those of beta-TCP bioceramics were 100-300 mu m. The pore morphology and total porosity of the HA and beta-TCP samples were investigated via scanning electron microscopy, water absorption, and computerized tomography.