The effect of low levels of zirconia addition on the mechanical properties of hydroxyapatite was analyzed. Optimum amount of zirconia required to prevent decomposition of hydroxyapatite during sintering was determined. The particle size, morphology and surface area were measured and calcium to phosphorus ratio and trace element impurity content were determined by x-ray fluorescence. Low level addition of zirconia resulted in composites with better mechanical properties and minimum levels of decomposition.
M. R. Towler and I. R. Gibson, "The Effect of Low Levels of Zirconia Addition on the Mechanical Properties of Hydroxyapatite," Journal of Materials Science Letters, vol. 20, no. 18, pp. 1719 - 1722, Springer, Sep 2001.
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15 Sep 2001
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