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Combustion synthesis of calcium phosphate bioceramic powders

Tas, AC
Calcium phosphate (hydroxyapatite and tri-calcium phosphate) bioceramics closely resembling, in chemical composition, those found in vivo in human bones have been synthesized by using novel synthetic body fluid solutions via the self-propagating combustion synthesis (SPCS) method. Powder characterization was performed by XRD: ICP-AES, FTIR and SEM.