Fabrication of calcite block with interconnecting porous structure for bone substitutes

Nguyen Xuan Thanh Tram, Kunio Ishikawa

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Abstract

In this study porous calcite block was fabricated using calcium hydroxide (Ca(OH)2) as precursor and wax spheres as pore-creating volatile particles. X-ray diffraction (XRD) and Scanning electron microscope (SEM) were used to characterize phase composition and structure. The results indicated that pure calcite block consisting of interconnecting pores with pore size about 200–400-µm diameter could be obtained. It is indicated that wax spheres are advantageous on producing interconnecting porous structure since they could be easily removed by sintering. Porous calcite block with interconnecting porous structure is expected to apply as bone substitutes since it could support effectively bone cell activities to promote bone healing.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication6th International Conference on the Development of Biomedical Engineering in Vietnam, BME6
EditorsToi Vo Van, Thanh An Nguyen Le, Thang Nguyen Duc
PublisherSpringer Verlag
Pages411-413
Number of pages3
ISBN (Print)9789811043604
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Jan 1 2018
Event6th International Conference on the Development of Biomedical Engineering in Vietnam, BME 2016 - Ho Chi Minh, Viet Nam
Duration: Jun 27 2016Jun 29 2016

Publication series

NameIFMBE Proceedings
Volume63
ISSN (Print)1680-0737

Other

Other6th International Conference on the Development of Biomedical Engineering in Vietnam, BME 2016
CountryViet Nam
CityHo Chi Minh
Period6/27/166/29/16

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All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Bioengineering
  • Biomedical Engineering

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Tram, N. X. T., & Ishikawa, K. (2018). Fabrication of calcite block with interconnecting porous structure for bone substitutes. In T. Vo Van, T. A. Nguyen Le, & T. Nguyen Duc (Eds.), 6th International Conference on the Development of Biomedical Engineering in Vietnam, BME6 (pp. 411-413). (IFMBE Proceedings; Vol. 63). Springer Verlag. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-981-10-4361-1_69