Paper Title:
Three-Dimensional Characterization of the Microstructure of Bioglass/Polyethylene Composite by X-Ray Microtomography
  Abstract

A Bioglass® reinforced polyethylene (Bioglass®/polyethylene) composite has been prepared, which combines the high bioactivity of Bioglass® and the toughness of polyethylene. The spatial distribution of Bioglass® particles within the composite is important for the performance of composites in-vivo. Recent developments in X-ray microtomography (XμT) have made it possible to visualize internal and microstructural details with different X-ray absorbencies, nondestructively, and to acquire 3D information at high spatial resolution. In this study, the volume fraction and 3D spatial distribution of Bioglass® particles has been acquired quantitatively by XμT. The information obtained provides a foundation for understanding the mechanical and bioactive properties of the Bioglass®/polyethylene composites.

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Key Engineering Materials (Volumes 330-332)
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Xingdong Zhang, Xudong Li, Hongsong Fan, Xuanyong Liu
Pages
503-506
DOI
10.4028/www.scientific.net/KEM.330-332.503
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X. W. Fu, J. Huang, E.S. Thian, S. Best, W. Bonfield, "Three-Dimensional Characterization of the Microstructure of Bioglass/Polyethylene Composite by X-Ray Microtomography", Key Engineering Materials, Vols. 330-332, pp. 503-506, 2007
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February 2007
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