Characterization of type B carbonate apatite sintered bodies

N. Watanobe, T. Yoshioka, T. Ikoma, T. Kuwayama, T. Higaki, J. S. Cross, J. Tanaka

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The dissolution kinetics of type B carbonate apatite (CAp) disks sintered at different temperatures were investigated under acidic conditions similar to an osteoclastic desorption process in bone remodeling. The type B CAp disks, which were uniaxially pressed at 98MPa and sintered at temperatures of 600 to 700°C, showed single crystalline phase and a high relative density of 60-62% compared to the stoichiometric density of 3.16g/cm 3 of hydroxy apatite (HAp). The dissolution rate of type B CAp disks sintered at 650°C was 3.5 times faster than that of HAp disks at 650°C. These results indicate that the Type B CAp sintered disks show potential use as a biodegradable material for artificial bone.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationSoft Matter, Biological Materials and Biomedical Materials - Synthesis, Characterization and Applications
Number of pages6
Publication statusPublished - Dec 1 2011
Externally publishedYes
Event2010 MRS Fall Meeting - Boston, MA, United States
Duration: Nov 29 2010Dec 3 2010

Publication series

NameMaterials Research Society Symposium Proceedings
ISSN (Print)0272-9172


Other2010 MRS Fall Meeting
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CityBoston, MA

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Materials Science(all)
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Mechanics of Materials
  • Mechanical Engineering


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