Microwave Sintering of Al2O3 Fiber-Reinforced Hydroxyapatite Matrix Composites
|Periodical||Journal of Biomimetics, Biomaterials, and Tissue Engineering (Volume 13)|
|Main Theme||Journal of Biomimetics, Biomaterials & Tissue Engineering Vol.13|
|Citation||N. Ehsani et al., 2012, Journal of Biomimetics, Biomaterials, and Tissue Engineering, 13, 91|
|Online since||July, 2012|
|Authors||N. Ehsani, A.J. Ruys, C.C. Sorrell|
Al2O3 Fiber-reinforced HAp was sintered using microwave and conventional heating. Microwave heating cycles were ~50 times faster than conventional sintering cycles and enabled the use of reduced densification temperatures and soak times by as much as ~100oC and 55 min, respectively. However, although there was a significant improvement in densification levels attainable before decomposition, the improvements were insufficient to produce near-fully or fully dense samples.