Development of Bioactive Polyethylene-Apatite Nuclei Composite
Apatite nuclei were precipitated in the pores of the porous polyethylene matrix in 2.0SBF. Apatite was induced by the apatite nuclei inside the pores and on the surface of the composite and grew to the surface of the composite by a soak in 1.0SBF. The formed apatite showed high adhesive strength to the composite probably due to a mechanical interlocking effect between the matrix and the apatite.
Xingdong Zhang, Xudong Li, Hongsong Fan, Xuanyong Liu
T. Yabutsuka et al., "Development of Bioactive Polyethylene-Apatite Nuclei Composite", Key Engineering Materials, Vols. 330-332, pp. 467-470, 2007