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.

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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 > TJ1-1570 Mechanical engineering and machinery
Divisions: Faculty of Engineering > 21201-Mechanical Engineering (S1)
Depositing User: S.T., M.T. Gunawan Gunawan
Date Deposited: 13 Sep 2019 09:22
Last Modified: 13 Sep 2019 09:22
URI: http://repository.unsri.ac.id/id/eprint/7387

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