Preparation and Biological Evaluation of Si-Substituted HA Ceramics with Controlled Composition
This work aimed at preparing dense and monophasic silicated hydroxyapatite ceramics over the range 0 ≤ x ≤ 1.0 mol of silicon. The synthesis of the powder via an aqueous precipitation process followed by an adapted thermal treatment showed that it was possible to obtain dense single-phased apatite ceramics containing up to 0.6 mol of silicon. The in vitro biological characterization of these materials was performed.
Guy Daculsi and Pierre Layrolle
M. Palard et al., "Preparation and Biological Evaluation of Si-Substituted HA Ceramics with Controlled Composition", Key Engineering Materials, Vols. 361-363, pp. 1059-1062, 2008