Spongiosa-like Specimen and Foils of a Biomaterial Composed of Fluorapatite and Calcium Zirconium Phosphate


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A long-term stable material, which has two main crystalline phases – fluorapatite (FA) and calcium zirconium phosphate (CZP) [1, 2] and could be processed to dense sintered samples was tested related to the use with two application forms – spongiosa-like specimen and foils. The suitability of various sintering additives was investigated alone and in diverse combinations. During sintering of the spongiosa-like samples volume shrinkage of about 50% was observed whereas the shrinkage in x,y plane was about twice of the shrinkage in z direction. The cuboid form was not affected by the shrinkage. The compression strength of the spongiosa-like materials was in the range of 1MPa up to 1.6MPa. A ceramic foil was generated via foil slip casting of a slip containing about 38vol% of FA-CZP. Temperature programs were created for debindering and sintering of the green foil and the four-fold laminate, respectively.



Key Engineering Materials (Volumes 330-332)

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U. Ploska and G. Berger, "Spongiosa-like Specimen and Foils of a Biomaterial Composed of Fluorapatite and Calcium Zirconium Phosphate", Key Engineering Materials, Vols. 330-332, pp. 443-446, 2007

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February 2007




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