Chemicovector Effect of Nano-Size-Hydroxyapatite Doped YSZ Ceramics on Apatite Formability in SBF

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To produce ceramics with high mechanical strength and bioactivity, we developed the little amount of nano-sized hydroxyapatite (HA)-doped zirconia composite ceramics (nanoHA-Z). The bioactivity of the nanoHA-Z was studied by in vitro estimation with simulated body fluid (SBF). Scanning electron microscopy observation showed deposited bone-like apatite layer entire covering the surface of nanoHA-Z ceramics in SBF. The enhanced apatite formability was attributed to higher Ca and PO4 concentrations in the vicinities of the nanoHA-Z surfaces due to the dissolution of the β-tricalcium phosphate decomposed from the added HA. Utilization of Chemicovector effect was proved to be one of the powerful approaches for improvement method of biomaterials.

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Periodical:

Key Engineering Materials (Volumes 309-311)

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Edited by:

Takashi Nakamura, Kimihiro Yamashita and Masashi Neo

Pages:

589-592

DOI:

10.4028/www.scientific.net/KEM.309-311.589

Citation:

S. Kishi et al., "Chemicovector Effect of Nano-Size-Hydroxyapatite Doped YSZ Ceramics on Apatite Formability in SBF", Key Engineering Materials, Vols. 309-311, pp. 589-592, 2006

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May 2006

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