Study of Nano-Hydroxyapatite/Polycarbonate Composite for Bone Repair

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Acicular nano-hydroxyapatite (n-HA) was used to make a new biomaterial composite with polycarbonate by a novel technique. The physical and chemical characteristics of the composites were tested. It was found that the synthesized n-HA crystals were similar to bone apatite in size, phase composition and crystal structure. The TEM results indicated the biomimetic n-HA crystals were uniformly distributed in the polymer matrix. Chemical inter-action between inorganic n-HA and polycarbonate was investigated and discussed. These results indicate that the composite fulfills the basic requirement of bone substitute material, and has the potential for clinical applications.

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Periodical:

Materials Science Forum (Volumes 620-622)

Edited by:

Hyungsun Kim, JienFeng Yang, Tohru Sekino and Soo Wohn Lee

Pages:

587-590

DOI:

10.4028/www.scientific.net/MSF.620-622.587

Citation:

J. G. Liao et al., "Study of Nano-Hydroxyapatite/Polycarbonate Composite for Bone Repair", Materials Science Forum, Vols. 620-622, pp. 587-590, 2009

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April 2009

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