Synthesis of Si-containing tricalcium phosphate and its sintering behavior

Masanobu Kamitakahara, Takashi Kurauchi, Masao Tanihara, Koji Loku, Chikara Ohtsuki

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Si-containing tricalcium phosphate (TCP) ceramics are expected to be useful biodegradable bone substitutes that enhance bone regeneration because TCP is a biodegradable ceramic and Si is the trace element that enhances bone formation. We successfully synthesized the Si-containing TCP with different Si contents through a wet process. The Si addition lowered the temperature of phase transition from β-TCP to α-TCP. After the sintering the compacts of Si-containing TCP powders at 1400 °C, the sintered ceramics showed higher density than those of Si-free TCP. The Si addition was effective to promote the sintering of TCP.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)59-62
Number of pages4
JournalKey Engineering Materials
Volume361-363 I
Publication statusPublished - 2008


  • Silicon
  • Sintering behavior
  • Tricalcium phosphate


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