Preparation of β-TCP/HAP Composite Bioceramics
The β-TCP granules with the range of diameter from 314μm to 800μm were prepared. The β-TCP/HAP composite bioceramics were prepared by dipping β-TCP discs made from the granules in HAP sol. The component and morphology of the ceramics were observed by X-ray diffraction (XRD) and scanning electron microscopy (SEM) respectively. The compressive strength of specimens was tested by Testometric M350-20KN. The results show that the samples can be calcined at 1150°C without phase transformation of β-TCP to α-TCP by doping the β-TCP with 1wt% MgO. And the compressive strength of the composite ceramics reaches 24MPa.
Wei Pan and Jianghong Gong
T. J. Liu et al., "Preparation of β-TCP/HAP Composite Bioceramics", Key Engineering Materials, Vols. 336-338, pp. 1642-1645, 2007