Latin American applied research
versión impresa ISSN 0327-0793
PEON, E. et al. Preparation and characterization of porous blocks of synthetic hydroxyapatite. Lat. Am. appl. res. [online]. 2004, vol.34, n.4, pp. 225-228. ISSN 0327-0793.
Porous structures were conformed by pressing and heating of hydroxyapatite powders. Samples were obtained in the form of blocks with 47 % porosity. An interval of pore sizes interconnected among 50-120 mm was obtained. The diametrile tensile stress of evaluated samples oscillated between 4 and 21 MPa, according to what has been reported for porous ceramics. The diffraction studies of x-ray of heated samples indicated an increase of hydroxyapatite crystallinity. The microstructure was studied by scanning electronic microscopy. Statistical techniques were employed to determine the certainty of the answer.
Palabras clave : Hydroxyapatite; Porous; Blocks; Preparation; Characterization.