Densification process of OH controlled hydroxyapatite ceramics by spark plasma sintering

D. Kawagoe, Y. Koga, E. H. Ishida, K. Ioku

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Calcium hydroxyapatite, Ca10(PO4)6(OH) 2:HA, is the inorganic principle component of natural bones and teeth. It has been already suggested that the amount of OH ion in the crystal structure of HA is closely related to the biocompatibility. The amount of OH ion in current HA, however, has not been controlled. In order to prepare more functional HA ceramics, the amount of OH ion must be controlled. In this study, HA ceramics with different OH amount were prepared from fine HA crystals by spark plasma sintering (SPS). In order to reveal the ideal sintering conditions for preparation of transparent ceramics, densification process on SPS was investigated. The samples were pressed uniaxialy under 60 MPa, and then they were heated by SPS at 800 °C, 900 °C and 1000 °C for 10 min with the heating rate of 25 °Cmin-1. The quantity of OH ion in HA ceramics sintered by SPS was decreased with increasing temperature of sintering. Transparent HA ceramics were prepared by SPS at 900 °C and 1000 °C. In analysis of the densification behavior during sintering of HA by SPS, dominant sintering mechanism was plastic flow of densification. Transparent ceramics should be the most suitable materials to investigate the interface between human cells and ceramics.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationWATER DYNAMICS
Subtitle of host publication3rd International Workshop on Water Dynamics
Number of pages4
Publication statusPublished - 2006 May 15
Externally publishedYes
EventWATER DYANMICS: 3rd International Workshop on Water Dynamics - Sendai, Japan
Duration: 2005 Nov 162005 Nov 17

Publication series

NameAIP Conference Proceedings
ISSN (Print)0094-243X
ISSN (Electronic)1551-7616


OtherWATER DYANMICS: 3rd International Workshop on Water Dynamics


  • Hydroxyapatite
  • Spark plasma sintering and plastic flow
  • Transparent ceramics

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Physics and Astronomy


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