Hydroxyapatite-TiO2 composites


MATERIALS LETTERS, vol.60, pp.2207-2210, 2006 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 60
  • Publication Date: 2006
  • Doi Number: 10.1016/j.matlet.2005.12.099
  • Title of Journal : MATERIALS LETTERS
  • Page Numbers: pp.2207-2210
  • Keywords: hydroxyapatite, titanium oxide, sintering, mechanical properties, MECHANICAL-PROPERTIES, TITANIUM, COATINGS


This article reports the mechanical properties, the microstructure, and the crystallography of composite materials made of hydroxyapatite, obtained from natural bovine bone, and TiO2 (5 and 10 wt.%), which were sintered at different temperatures between 1000 and 1300 degrees C. Higher sintering temperatures resulted in better densification. The samples sintered at 1300 degrees C had the highest microhardness. The best compressive strengths were obtained after sintering at 1300 degrees C for the samples containing 5% TiO2, and at 1200 degrees C for the samples with 10% TiO2. (c) 2005 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.