In this study, mechanical properties and microstructural analysis of goat-derived hydroxyapatite/commercial inert glass biocomposites are considered in the temperature range between 1000 and 1300 °C. The results indicate that the best values of maximum compressive strength and microhardness are achieved in the samples sintered at 1200 °C for the glass in the weight of 5 and 10%. Moreover, above 1000 °C, decomposition of hydroxyapatite and new phase formations such as whitlockite and silicocarnotite play also a major role in the hardness and strength for goat hydroxyapatite/commercial inert glass biocomposites.
Journal of the Australian Ceramic Society – Springer Journals
Published: Nov 3, 2018