Synthesis and Characterization of Nanostructure Forsterite Bioceramic for Tissue Engineering Applications

F. Tavangarian, R. Emadi, M. H. Enayati

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Modern technologies require new biomaterials to match better with natural bone in terms of mechanical properties. Recently, forsterite (Mg2SiO4) has been introduced as a possible bioceramics due to its good biocompatibility. It has a better bending strength and fracture toughness than those of commercially available hydroxyapatite ceramics. The aim of the present work was synthesis, characterization, and bioactivity evaluation of nanostructure forsterite powder. Furthermore, the influence of crystallinity on apatite formation ability and degradation rate was investigated. Nanostructure forsterite powder unlike micron sized forsterite showed apatite formation ability. The bioactivity, biocompatibility, and good mechanical properties of nanostructure forsterite ceramic make it a suitable candidate for tissue engineering.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationSupplemental Proceedings
Subtitle of host publicationMaterials Fabrication, Properties, Characterization, and Modeling
PublisherJohn Wiley and Sons Inc.
Number of pages8
ISBN (Electronic)9781118062142
ISBN (Print)9781118029466
StatePublished - Apr 20 2011

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • General Engineering
  • General Materials Science


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