Production and Characterization of Zinc Substituted Hydroxyapatite


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Zinc substituted hydroxyapatite of varying wt% was produced using a precipitation method based on reacting calcium and zinc nitrate with ammonium phosphate. Characterisation results from X-ray diffraction (XRD) and X-ray fluorescence spectroscopy (XRF) showed that zinc was successfully substituted up to 0.8wt% using this method. Rietveld analysis showed that the alattice parameter was reduced and c-lattice parameter was increased with increasing zinc content. Initial mechanical test results showed samples with a zinc content of 0.4% had the greatest compressive strength.



Key Engineering Materials (Volumes 361-363)

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D. Shepherd and S. Best, "Production and Characterization of Zinc Substituted Hydroxyapatite", Key Engineering Materials, Vols. 361-363, pp. 159-162, 2008

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November 2007




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