Fabrication and Mechanical Properties of HAp/Ti3SiC2 (60 vol.%) Composite by Sparkle Plasma Sintering
HAp-Ti3SiC2 (60 vol.%) composite was fabricated using Sparkle Plasma Sintering (SPS). The mechanical properties and microstructure of the composite sintered at different temperature were investigated. The results show that no reaction occurred between HAp and Ti3SiC2, and the strength and fracture toughness of the composite were improved relative to pure HAp, which may be attributed to the change of microstructure and fracture mode as an effect of Ti3SiC2 addition.
Wei Pan, Jianghong Gong, Chang-Chun Ge and Jing-Feng Li
S. L. Shi et al., "Fabrication and Mechanical Properties of HAp/Ti3SiC2 (60 vol.%) Composite by Sparkle Plasma Sintering", Key Engineering Materials, Vols. 280-283, pp. 1361-1364, 2005