Effects of the addition of boron nitride nanoplate on the fracture toughness, flexural strength, and Weibull Distribution of hydroxyapatite composites prepared by spark plasma sintering.

@article{Aguirre2019EffectsOT,
  title={Effects of the addition of boron nitride nanoplate on the fracture toughness, flexural strength, and Weibull Distribution of hydroxyapatite composites prepared by spark plasma sintering.},
  author={Trevor G. Aguirre and Corson Lester Cramer and Vincent Torres and Thomas Jacob Hammann and Troy B. Holland and Kaka Ma},
  journal={Journal of the mechanical behavior of biomedical materials},
  year={2019},
  volume={93},
  pages={
          105-117
        }
}
Hydroxyapatite (HA) has inherently low fracture toughness and low flexural strength, thus limiting it from wide scale application as an implant material in the biomedical field. To increase the fracture toughness and flexural strength, HA composites were fabricated by adding boron nitride nanoplatelets (BNNP) as reinforcement. Spark plasma sintering was utilized to achieve fine grain structure. The addition of BNNP facilitated grain size refinement. The BNNP reinforced HA composites exhibited… CONTINUE READING

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