Effect of Operation Conditions on HA Synthesized by the Hydrothermal Method

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This paper reports the influence of aging time and reaction temperature on the surface morphology and mechanical properties of hydroxyapatite (HA) synthesized by a hydrothermal method. Calcium nitrate and ammonium orthophosphate solutions were premixed and fed to an autoclave and reacted to temperatures varying between 25-250°C for 2-10 h. Results indicate the strong positive influence of reaction temperature on the HA particle aspect ratio. The density of the discs pressed from these samples reached 85-90% of the theoretical density after calcination at 1200°C for 1 h. Sintered density and flexural strength were found to increase with increasing aging time and reaction temperature. A maximum flexural strength of 78 MPa was observed for the sample synthesized at 170°C for 5 h with the predicted average at these conditions being 65 MPa.

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Key Engineering Materials (Volumes 284-286)

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Edited by:

Panjian Li, Kai Zhang and Clifford W. Colwell, Jr.

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51-54

DOI:

10.4028/www.scientific.net/KEM.284-286.51

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C. Kothapalli et al., "Effect of Operation Conditions on HA Synthesized by the Hydrothermal Method", Key Engineering Materials, Vols. 284-286, pp. 51-54, 2005

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April 2005

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