Electrovector Effect of Polarized Porous Hydroxyapatite Ceramics
Porous HA ceramics has been developed for the scaffold materials because the porous structure has been recognized to be necessary to invasion of body fluid and ingrowth of bone. The synthesized porous HA ceramics with several porosities were electrically polarized, and then the TSDC spectra were measured. The maximum electric current density and the stored polarization charges decreased with increasing the porosity. Therefore it was thought that the decreasing the amount of proton of porous HA ceramics was one of the reasons of decreasing of the maximum electric current densities and the stored charges. The simulated body fluid (SBF) test implied that electrovector effects enhanced the apatite formabilities.
Takashi Nakamura, Kimihiro Yamashita and Masashi Neo
C. Ikeda et al., "Electrovector Effect of Polarized Porous Hydroxyapatite Ceramics", Key Engineering Materials, Vols. 309-311, pp. 1043-1046, 2006