Phase stability and rapid consolidation of hydroxyapatite-zirconia nano-coprecipitates made using continuous hydrothermal flow synthesis.

@article{Chaudhry2012PhaseSA,
  title={Phase stability and rapid consolidation of hydroxyapatite-zirconia nano-coprecipitates made using continuous hydrothermal flow synthesis.},
  author={Aqif Anwar Chaudhry and Haixue Yan and Giuseppe Viola and Mike Reece and Jonathan C Knowles and Kenan Gong and Ihtesham U R Rehman and Jawwad A. Darr},
  journal={Journal of biomaterials applications},
  year={2012},
  volume={27 1},
  pages={79-90}
}
A rapid and continuous hydrothermal route for the synthesis of nano-sized hydroxyapatite rods co-precipitated with calcium-doped zirconia nanoparticles using a superheated water flow at 450°C and 24.1 MPa as a crystallizing medium is described. Hydroxyapatite and calcium-doped zirconia phases in the powder mixtures could be clearly identified based on particle size and morphology under transmission electron microscopy. Retention of a nanostructure after sintering is crucial to load-bearing… CONTINUE READING