Nanostructured forsterite coating strengthens porous hydroxyapatite for bone tissue engineering

Rahmatollah Emadi, Fariborz Tavangarian, Saied Iman Roohani Esfahani, Adel Sheikhhosseini, Mahshid Kharaziha

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Many attempts have been focused on preparing highly porous scaffolds with appropriate mechanical strength. This paper has developed a new route to enhance the compressive strength of porous hydroxyapatite (HA) scaffold (porosity: ∼83%, mean pore size: ∼740 μm). Briefly, this route included a nanostructure coating of forsterite (Mg2SiO4) on struts of porous HA. The coating microstructure consisted of the grains with the range between 35 and 80 nm and nanosize pores that could be detected by scanning electron microscopy observation. This simple method improved the compressive strength of highly porous HA from 0.12 to 1.61 MPa. The scaffolds obtained provided a good mechanical support while maintaining bioactivity, and hence they could be used as tissue engineering scaffolds for low-load-bearing applications.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)2679-2683
Number of pages5
JournalJournal of the American Ceramic Society
Issue number9
StatePublished - Sep 2010

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Ceramics and Composites
  • Materials Chemistry


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