Microwave Sintering of Hydroxyapatite Ceramics

Yi Fang, Dinesh K. Agrawal, Deila M. Roy, Rustum Roy

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Hydroxyapatite ceramics have been fabricated by microwave sintering in a 500 W microwave oven. Circular-plate specimens of various green densities were sintered in the oven at 1200 and 1300 for 5, 10, and 20 min, respectively. Ceramics with density up to 97% of the theoretical were obtained. Density, grain size, microstructure, and strength of the ceramics sintered by microwave and by conventional methods were compared.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)180-187
Number of pages8
JournalJournal of Materials Research
Issue number1
StatePublished - Sep 1994

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • General Materials Science
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Mechanics of Materials
  • Mechanical Engineering


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