Apatite-forming ability and mechanical properties of glass-ceramic A-W-polyethylene composites

J. A. Juhasz, M. Kawashita, N. Miyata, T. Kokubo, T. Nakamura, S. M. Best, W. Bonfield

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Abstract

Apatite-forming ability and mechanical properties of glass-ceramic A-W-polyethylene composites in simulated body fluid (SBF) were analyzed. The surfaces before and after soaking in SBF were investigated using X-ray diffractometry and field emission scanning electron microscopy. Results indicated that a homogeneous distribution of glass-ceramic A-W was achieved, which was important for optimal mechanical and bioactive properties. The SBF results showed that apatite formed on the entire surface of all composites after one day immersion.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)437-440
Number of pages4
JournalKey Engineering Materials
Volume218-220
Publication statusPublished - 2002 Jan 1
Event14th International Symposium on Ceramics in Medicine-Annual Meeting of the International Society for Ceramics in Medicine BIOCERAMICS'01 (ISCM) - Palm Springs, CA, United States
Duration: 2001 Nov 142001 Nov 17

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Materials Science(all)
  • Mechanics of Materials
  • Mechanical Engineering

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