Porous hydroxyapatite ceramics with porosity up to 73% have been fabricated by microwave processing at 1150 to 1200 °C for 1 to 5 min. Various porosities in these ceramics have been obtained by using starting materials with different morphology, adjusting green density, changing sintering time and temperature, as well as optionally mixing ammonium carbonate in the hydroxyapatite powder during the consolidation process. Porosity, microstructure, and diametral tensile strength of the porous hydroxyapatite ceramics have been studied.
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- General Materials Science
- Condensed Matter Physics
- Mechanics of Materials
- Mechanical Engineering