Microstructural investigation of Cu2+ doped nanohydroxyapatites


EVİS Z.

MATERIALS SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY, vol.26, no.5, pp.630-632, 2010 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 26 Issue: 5
  • Publication Date: 2010
  • Doi Number: 10.1179/174328409x428909
  • Title of Journal : MATERIALS SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY
  • Page Numbers: pp.630-632

Abstract

Pure and Cu2+ doped nanohydroxyapatites were synthesised by a precipitation method to investigate the effect of Cu2+ ions on the structure of hydroxyapatite (HA) and its thermal stability after the air sintering at 1100 degrees C. A small amount of CaO was observed in the Cu2+ doped HAs after the X-ray diffraction results. The addition of Cu2+ changed the hexagonal lattice parameters of the HA and resulted in smaller grain size after sintering at 1100 degrees C. The addition of Cu2+ ions into HA resulted in smaller grain sizes (between 282 and 248 nm).