Nano-hydroxyapatite improves the properties of β-tricalcium phosphate bone scaffolds

Cijun Shuai, Pei Feng, Yi Nie, Huanglong Hu, Jinglin Liu, Shuping Peng

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β-Tricalcium phosphates have been widely used as biomaterials for bone substitutes; however, the poor mechanical properties limit the application in bearing loading bones. In this study, nano-hydroxyapatite has been introduced to improve the mechanical properties for porous bioceramic scaffolds. Nanocomposites containing 0-10 wt% needle-like nano-hydroxyapatite were prepared for investigation. It has been found that needle-like nano-hydroxyapatite improves the toughness, hardness, and compressive strength of the porous β-tricalcium phosphates scaffolds, as well as the microstructure properties. The study provides a reference for the development of safe, excellent bone scaffolds for bone tissue engineering.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1003-1013
Number of pages11
JournalInternational Journal of Applied Ceramic Technology
Issue number6
Publication statusPublished - Nov 2013
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Ceramics and Composites
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Marketing
  • Materials Chemistry


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