The effects of increasing bioactive glass additions,
SiO2-TiO2-CaO-Na2O-ZnO up to 25 wt% in increments of 5 wt%, on the physical and mechanical properties of hydroxyapatite (HA) sintered at 900, 1000, 1100 and 1200°C for 2 h was investigated. Increasing both the glass content and the temperature resulted in increased HA decomposition. This resulted in the formation of a number of bioactive phases. However the presence of the liquidus glass phase did not result in increased densification levels. At 1000 and 1100°C the additions of 5 wt% glass resulted in a decrease in density which never recovered with increasing glass content. At 1200°C a cyclic pattern resulted from increasing glass content. There was no direct relationship between strength and density with all samples experiencing no change or a decrease in strength with increasing glass content. Weibull statistics displayed no pattern with increasing glass content. © 2014 Springer Science+Business Media.
C. Yatongchai et al., "Investigating the Effect of SiO2-TiO2-CaO-Na 2O-ZnO Bioactive Glass Doped Hydroxyapatite: Characterisation and Structural Evaluation," Journal of Materials Science: Materials in Medicine, vol. 25, no. 7, pp. 1645 - 1659, Springer, Jan 2014.
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