Improvement of Microstructure of Bovine Hydroxyapatite (BHA) with Machineable Fluorapatite Glass (MFG)


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Composites of calcinated bovine bone derived hydroxyapatite (BHA) doped with 5 wt% and 10 wt% machineable fluorapatite glass (MFG) were prepared by sintering. Microstructure observations and measurements of density, compression strength and microhardness indicated a positive effect of MFG-doping to BHA. The highest compression strength (59.7 MPa) was achieved after sintering at 1300°C for 5% MFG. In the light of results of earlier similar studies, the paper discusses the features of the potential of BHA-MFG composites in biomedical practice.



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O. Gunduz et al., "Improvement of Microstructure of Bovine Hydroxyapatite (BHA) with Machineable Fluorapatite Glass (MFG)", Key Engineering Materials, Vols. 361-363, pp. 495-498, 2008

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