Production and Properties of Apatite Wollastonite Ceramics for Biomedical Applications

Vakıfahmetoğlu, Çekdar
Park, Jongee
Korkusuz, Feza
Öztürk, Abdullah
Timuçin, Muharrem
Apatite-Wollastonite (A-W) ceramics for bio- medical applications were produced by two different processing techniques. In the first 0ne, calcium hydroxyapatite and wollastonite pow- ders were c0mpacted and sintered in the pres- ence of a reactive glass. The second technique was based 0n melt-casting and subsequent heat treatment in which a glass in the MgO- Ca0-Si02-205-F system was homogenized in molten state and then cast to suitable forms. Heat treatments c0nverted the product into a glass-ceramic with predominant crystalline phases as apatite and wollastonite. The micro- structure and the mechanical properties, name- ly flexural strength, cold crushing strength and hardness of the A-W ceramics, were evaluated and c0mpared with those of pure hydroxyapa- tite ceramics. Results showed that the A-W ce- ramics possessed improved mechanical pr0p- erties compared with their pure hydroxyapatite counterparts.


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Ç. Vakıfahmetoğlu, J. Park, F. Korkusuz, A. Öztürk, and M. Timuçin, “Production and Properties of Apatite Wollastonite Ceramics for Biomedical Applications,” Interceram, pp. 86–90, 2009, Accessed: 00, 2021. [Online]. Available: