Microwave Sintering of Hydroxyapatite Ceramics

Yi Fang, Dinesh K. Agrawal, Deila M. Roy, Rustum Roy

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Hydroxyapatite ceramics have been fabricated by microwave sintering in a 500 W microwave oven. Circular-plate specimens of various green densities were sintered in the oven at 1200 and 1300 for 5, 10, and 20 min, respectively. Ceramics with density up to 97% of the theoretical were obtained. Density, grain size, microstructure, and strength of the ceramics sintered by microwave and by conventional methods were compared.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)180-187
Number of pages8
JournalJournal of Materials Research
Issue number1
StatePublished - Sep 1994

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Materials Science(all)
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Mechanics of Materials
  • Mechanical Engineering

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    Fang, Y., Agrawal, D. K., Roy, D. M., & Roy, R. (1994). Microwave Sintering of Hydroxyapatite Ceramics. Journal of Materials Research, 9(1), 180-187. https://doi.org/10.1557/JMR.1994.0180