Effect of sintering temperature on mechanical and microstructural properties of bovine hydroxyapatite (BHA)

G. Goller, F. N. Oktar*, S. Agathopoulos, D. U. Tulyaganov, J. M.F. Ferreira, E. S. Kayali, I. Peker

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Abstract

The influence of sintering temperature on densification, microstructure and the mechanical properties of bovine hydroxyapatite (BHA), produced by a calcination method, was investigated. Densification and mechanical properties improved with increasing sintering temperature in the range between 1000°C and 1300°C, with optimum properties being obtained at a sintering temperature of 1200°C. The measured mechanical properties indicate that sintered BHA bodies are interesting biomaterials for further investigation in biomedical applications.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)111-115
Number of pages5
JournalJournal of Sol-Gel Science and Technology
Volume37
Issue number2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Feb 2006

Keywords

  • Bovine hydroxyapatite
  • Mechanical properties
  • Microstructure
  • Sintering

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