Fabrication of CaO-NaO-SiO(2)/TiO (2) scaffolds for surgical applications.

@article{Wren2012FabricationOC,
  title={Fabrication of CaO-NaO-SiO(2)/TiO (2) scaffolds for surgical applications.},
  author={Anthony William Wren and Aisling Coughlan and K. E. Smale and Scott T. Misture and Brett Mahon and Owen M. Clarkin and Mark R. Towler},
  journal={Journal of materials science. Materials in medicine},
  year={2012},
  volume={23 12},
  pages={2881-91}
}
A series of titanium (Ti) based glasses were formulated (0.62 SiO(2)-0.14 Na(2)O-0.24 CaO, with 0.05 mol% TiO(2) substitutions for SiO(2)) to develop glass/ceramic scaffolds for bone augmentation. Glasses were initially characterised using X-ray diffraction (XRD) and particle size analysis, where the starting materials were amorphous with 4.5 μm particles. Hot stage microscopy and high temperature XRD were used to determine the sintering temperature (~700 °C) and any crystalline phases present… CONTINUE READING

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