Hydrolysis of alpha-TCP and development of hydroxyapatite whiskers

Y M Park, T Y Yang, S Y Yoon, R Stevens, H C Park

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Calcium deficient (Ca/P = 1.53-1.61, molar ratio) whisker shaped hydroxyapatite (HAp) with a high aspect ratio similar to26 (diameter: 0.2-0.3 mum) has been prepared by the hydrolysis of alpha-Ca-3(PO4)2 (alpha-TCP) in an aqueous solvent system under controlled conditions. The influence of processing variables on the conversion of a-TCP to HAp, and the microstructure and composition of the HAp was characterized by means of XRD, SEM, TEM and ICP instruments.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1511-1514
Number of pages4
JournalAdvances in Composite Materials and Structures, Parts 1 and 2
Publication statusPublished - 2005


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