Microstructural characterization of glass-reinforced hydroxyapatite composites.

  title={Microstructural characterization of glass-reinforced hydroxyapatite composites.},
  author={Jos{\'e} Domingos Santos and Jonathan C Knowles and Rui Lu{\'i}s Reis and Fernando Jorge Monteiro and George Hastings},
  volume={15 1},
The influence of phosphate-based glasses and a bioactive silica glass on the sintering mechanism of hydroxyapatite was studied over a wide range of temperatures. The composites were microstructurally characterized using X-ray diffraction (XRD), scanning electron microscopy (SEM) and energy dispersive spectroscopy (EDS). Small additions of phosphate-based glasses proved to be beneficial to the sintering process and fully dense materials were obtained. A significant improvement in mechanical… CONTINUE READING
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