Preparation of Hydroxyapatite Ceramics by Hydrothermal Hot-Pressing Technique
The hydrothermal hot-pressing (HHP) technique was used to prepare hydroxyapatite (HAp) ceramics from a HAp powder with low crystallinity, and the effects of processing factors such as temperature, loading pressure and reaction time on densification were investigated. The crystallinity of HAp was increased by the HHP treatments. With the increase in reaction temperature, loading pressure and reaction time, the density and Vickers hardness of the compacts increased. The HAp compact with high relative density of 83% and high Vickers hardness of 2.9 GPa was successfully prepared by the HHP treatment at 200°C for 3 h under loading pressure of 60 MPa.
Takashi Nakamura, Kimihiro Yamashita and Masashi Neo
K. Yanagisawa et al., "Preparation of Hydroxyapatite Ceramics by Hydrothermal Hot-Pressing Technique", Key Engineering Materials, Vols. 309-311, pp. 57-60, 2006