Phase formation and sintering of hydroxyapatite - Fluorite compositions with alkali-containing additives

E. A. Kulinich, T. A. Khabas, V. I. Vereshchagin, D. A. Nikitina

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The main difficulty in fabricating ceramic materials based on hydroxyapatite is their high sintering temperature. Potassium feldspars, low-melting leucite glass, and synthetic alkali-containing compounds were investigated as compounds that increase the amount of melt for improving the sintering process. The effect of alkali-containing compounds on phase-formation processes occurring during sintering of compositions based on hydroxyapatite - fluorite mixtures is examined.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)424-428
Number of pages5
JournalGlass and Ceramics (English translation of Steklo i Keramika)
Issue number11-12
Publication statusPublished - Nov 2008


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Ceramics and Composites
  • Materials Chemistry
  • Mechanics of Materials

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