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RESORBABLE CALCIUM PHOSPHATES BASED CERAMICS

T.Safronova,
 
V.Putlayev,
 
M.Shekhirev
 

Powder Metallurgy - Kiev: Frantsevich Institute for Problems of Materials Science NASU, 2013, #05/06
http://www.materials.kiev.ua/article/945

Abstract

Resorbable monophase ceramics and ceramic composites based on calcium pyrophosphate (CPP, Ca2P2O7), tricalcium phosphate (TCP, Ca3(PO4)2), and hydroxyapatite (HAp, Ca10(PO4)6(OH)2) were prepared via thermal treatment of a HAp (Ca/P=1.67) and CPP (Ca/P=1) mixture. High-temperature solid-state reaction between HAp and CPP leading to TCP formation was studied within the range 700–800 ºC. The metastable α-TCP phase was observed in this range as a product of the solid-state reaction. The reaction had been completed before sintering of the powders started. The microstructure of CPP/TCP composites was found to be duplex-like, consisting of large CPP grains with smaller TCP grains among CPP ones. In the case of the monophase ceramics with starting HAp/CPP ratio corresponding to TCP, grain size was less than 300 nm.


CALCIUM PYROPHOSPHATE, CERAMIC COMPOSITES, HIGH-TEMPERATURE SOLID-STATE REACTION, HYDROXYAPATITE, MICROSTRUCTURE, RESORBABLE MONOPHASE CERAMICS, TRICALCIUM PHOSPHATE