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Influence of zinc incorporation on microstructure of hydroxyapatite to characterize the effect of pH and calcination temperatures

By H. Esfahani, E. Salahi, A. Tayebifard, M.R. Rahimipour and M. Keyanpour-Rad


AbstractThis work was focused to study the existence of Zn2+ in structure, chemical composition as well as particle and crystallite size of hydroxyapatite (HAp) to characterize the effect of pH of the solution and calcination temperature. Non-stoichiometric HAp (nHAp) powders containing 4at.% zinc fraction were synthesized via solution–precipitation method. In order to characterize the effect of pH (values: 9 and 10.5) and two calcination temperatures (550 and 1000°C) on chemical composition, molecule internal bonds, particle and crystallite size of the synthesized powders, XRD, EDS, FTIR and SEM techniques were utilized. The results showed that zinc cations could be incorporated in the HAp atomic structure to form low crystalline single phase of nHAP. The pH adjustment to 10.5 caused the formation of powders with smaller particle and crystallite sizes. The results also indicated that calcination temperature up to 1000°C caused decomposition of zinc doped nHAp to β-tri calcium phosphate and tri zinc calcium phosphate phases which are used to control the speed of biodegradation

Publisher: The Ceramic Society of Japan and the Korean Ceramic Society. Production and hosting by Elsevier B.V.
Year: 2014
DOI identifier: 10.1016/j.jascer.2014.05.001
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