Investigations of the Effects of Initial Zn Concentration and Sintering Conditions on the Phase Behavior and Mechanical Properties of Zn-doped BCP

Gunawan, Gunawan and I, Sopyan and M, Mel and Suryanto, Suryanto (2014) Investigations of the Effects of Initial Zn Concentration and Sintering Conditions on the Phase Behavior and Mechanical Properties of Zn-doped BCP. Advances in Environmental Biology, 8 (3). pp. 680-685. ISSN 1995-0756

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    Abstract

    Sintering behaviour of zinc doped biphasic calcium phosphate was investigated over the temperature range of 1000–1300oC. The starting powders have been synthesized through Sol-Gel method. Zinc concentration was varied in the range of 0, 1, 2, 4, 5, 10 and 15mol%. After uniaxial pressing followed by isostatic pressing, the compacted samples were sintered via conventional pressureless sintering. The dense samples were studied in terms of phase stability, relative density, Vickers hardness, and fracture toughness. The results showed hydroxyapatite as the main phase and â-tricalcium phosphate as the secondary phase. However, parascholzite phase started to appear in 15mol%. Relative density results indicated that Zn-doped BCP dense samples showed the maximum relative density of 96.1% compared to 88.0% for Zn free-BCP fired at 1300oC. The maximum Vickers hardness and fracture toughness of 3.44 GPa and 1.43 MPa.m1/2 respectively, was achieved at 1200oC. This study showed that Zn doping improved the hardness and toughness of BCP.

    Item Type: Article
    Subjects: T Technology > TJ Mechanical engineering and machinery
    Divisions: Faculty of Engineering > Department of Mechanical Engineering
    Depositing User: Gunawan -
    Date Deposited: 09 Dec 2014 10:42
    Last Modified: 09 Dec 2014 10:42
    URI: http://eprints.unsri.ac.id/id/eprint/4999

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