Synthesis and Characterization of Nanostructure Forsterite Bioceramic for Tissue Engineering Applications

F. Tavangarian, R. Emadi, M. H. Enayati

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Abstract

Modern technologies require new biomaterials to match better with natural bone in terms of mechanical properties. Recently, forsterite (Mg2SiO4) has been introduced as a possible bioceramics due to its good biocompatibility. It has a better bending strength and fracture toughness than those of commercially available hydroxyapatite ceramics. The aim of the present work was synthesis, characterization, and bioactivity evaluation of nanostructure forsterite powder. Furthermore, the influence of crystallinity on apatite formation ability and degradation rate was investigated. Nanostructure forsterite powder unlike micron sized forsterite showed apatite formation ability. The bioactivity, biocompatibility, and good mechanical properties of nanostructure forsterite ceramic make it a suitable candidate for tissue engineering.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationSupplemental Proceedings
Subtitle of host publicationMaterials Fabrication, Properties, Characterization, and Modeling
PublisherJohn Wiley and Sons Inc.
Pages109-116
Number of pages8
Volume2
ISBN (Electronic)9781118062142
ISBN (Print)9781118029466
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Apr 20 2011

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All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Engineering(all)
  • Materials Science(all)

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Tavangarian, F., Emadi, R., & Enayati, M. H. (2011). Synthesis and Characterization of Nanostructure Forsterite Bioceramic for Tissue Engineering Applications. In Supplemental Proceedings: Materials Fabrication, Properties, Characterization, and Modeling (Vol. 2, pp. 109-116). John Wiley and Sons Inc.. https://doi.org/10.1002/9781118062142.ch13