Tropical Sea Snail Shells: Possible Exotic Sources for Ceramic Biomaterial Synthesis

Oktar F. N. , Kiyici I. A. , Gokce H., Agaogullari D., Kayali E. S.

3rd International Congress on Advances in Applied Physics and Materials Science, Antalya, Turkey, 24 - 28 April 2013, vol.1569, pp.269-274 identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Conference Paper / Full Text
  • Volume: 1569
  • Doi Number: 10.1063/1.4849274
  • City: Antalya
  • Country: Turkey
  • Page Numbers: pp.269-274


In this study, chemical and structural properties of sea snail shell based bioceramic materials (i.e. hydroxyapatite, whitlockite and other phases) are produced by using mechano-chemical (ultrasonic) conversion method. For this purpose, differential thermal and gravimetric analysis (DTA/TG), X-ray diffraction, infra-red (IR) and scanning electron microscope (SEM) studies are performed.