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Preparation and characterization of nano-hydroxyapatite/silicone rubber composite

Wen, Jiqiu and Li, Yubao and Zuo, Yi and Zhou, Gang and Li, Junfeng and Jiang, Liuyun and Xu, Wen (2008) Preparation and characterization of nano-hydroxyapatite/silicone rubber composite. Materials Letters, 62 (19). 3307 - 3309.

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To take advantage of the merits for both hydroxyapatite (HA) and silicone rubber (SR) in medical applications, we developed a novel method to produce a new nano-composite of these two widely used biomaterials. In this work, n-HA (nano-hydroxyapatite) slurry, which was modified by silane coupling agent, was mixed with silicone gum and the nano-composite could therefore be achieved. It is found that the dispersion states of the n-HA particles in SR are homogeneous and the mechanical properties of the composite can be improved significantly. The composites with micrometer HA (μ-HA) and SR were taken as the contrast for comparison. We find that the tensile strength of the n-HA/SR composite can be enhanced greatly in comparison with that of the μ-HA/SR composite.

Item Type:Article
Uncontrolled Keywords:Nano-hydroxyapatite; Silicone rubber; Nanocomposites; Mechanical properties
Subjects:Material Science > Nanofabrication processes and tools
Material Science > Nanostructured materials
ID Code:6626
Deposited By:SPI
Deposited On:10 Feb 2010 14:33
Last Modified:10 Feb 2010 14:33

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