Apatite-Forming Abilities of β-TCP and Hydroxyapatite Ceramics after Autoclaving

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Bonelike apatite formation abilities of β-tricalcium phosphate (β-TCP) and hydroxyapatite (HA) were enhanced by a simple and useful method of autoclaving in distilled water. By immersion tests using simulated body fluid, the apatite formation was observed on the surfaces of the autoclaved β-TCP and HA after 10 days and confirmed to be controllable by the autoclaving temperature, although the formation was not or dispersedly observed on non-autoclaved samples. Surface potentials and morphologies of the samples were decreased and roughed after the autoclaving

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Periodical:

Key Engineering Materials (Volumes 309-311)

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Edited by:

Takashi Nakamura, Kimihiro Yamashita and Masashi Neo

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247-250

DOI:

10.4028/www.scientific.net/KEM.309-311.247

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A. Obata and T. Kasuga, "Apatite-Forming Abilities of β-TCP and Hydroxyapatite Ceramics after Autoclaving ", Key Engineering Materials, Vols. 309-311, pp. 247-250, 2006

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May 2006

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