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


Goller G. , OKTAR F., AGATHOPOULOS S., TULYAGANOV D., FERREIRA J., KAYALI E., ...More

JOURNAL OF SOL-GEL SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY, vol.37, no.2, pp.111-115, 2006 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 37 Issue: 2
  • Publication Date: 2006
  • Doi Number: 10.1007/s10971-006-6428-9
  • Title of Journal : JOURNAL OF SOL-GEL SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY
  • Page Numbers: pp.111-115

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 degrees C and 1300 degrees C, with optimum properties being obtained at a sintering temperature of 1200 degrees C. The measured mechanical properties indicate that sintered BHA bodies are interesting biomaterials for further investigation in biomedical applications.