A method to produce composites of hydroxyapatite (HA) with ZrO2 (Y-TZP) additions between 0 and 10 wt % at a low sinter temperature of 750 °C is presented. The method limits the amount of reaction between the HA and ZrO2. A ZrO2 loading level that would improve strength while limiting the decomposition of the HA is studied.
M. R. Towler et al., "Novel Processing of Hydroxyapatite-Zirconia Composites using Nano-Sized Particles," Journal of Materials Science Letters, vol. 19, no. 24, pp. 2209 - 2211, Springer, Dec 2000.
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Chemical and Biochemical Engineering
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01 Dec 2000