Effect of Sintering Temperature on Mechanical Properties and Microstructure of Sheep-bone Derived Hydroxyapatite (SHA)

Karacayli U., Gunduz O. , Salman S., Ozyegin L. S. , Agathopoulos S., Oktar F. N.

13th International Conference on Biomedical Engineering (ICBME), Singapore, Singapore, 3 - 06 December 2008, vol.23, pp.1271-1272 identifier

  • Publication Type: Conference Paper / Full Text
  • Volume: 23
  • City: Singapore
  • Country: Singapore
  • Page Numbers: pp.1271-1272


Hydroxyapatite (HA) is currently one of the most attractive materials for human hard tissue implants because its close crystallographic resemblance to bones and teeth, conferring HA with excellent biocompatibility. Because of that fact as well as economic and time-saving reasons, we have stressed the need for safe production of HA-powders and ceramics from natural resources, such as animals' bones and teeth, or hydrothermal transformation of shell's aragonite.