Journal of Materials Science

, Volume 17, Issue 2, pp 343–346 | Cite as

Dense polycrystalline β-tricalcium phosphate for prosthetic applications

  • M. Akao
  • H. Aoki
  • K. Kato
  • A. Sato


A method is described for preparing dense, polycrystallineβ-tricalcium phosphate. The compressive and flexural strengths of the polycrystalline bodies sintered at a temperature of 1150° C for 1 h were found to be 459 and 138 MPa, respectively. Observation of the fracture surfaces by scanning electron microscopy indicates a predomination of transgranular failures. The polycrystalline tricalcium phosphate is non-toxic in a cell culture system.


Polymer Phosphate Microscopy Electron Microscopy Scanning Electron Microscopy 
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© Chapman and Hall Ltd 1982

Authors and Affiliations

  • M. Akao
    • 1
  • H. Aoki
    • 1
  • K. Kato
    • 1
  • A. Sato
    • 2
  1. 1.Institute for Medical and Dental EngineeringTokyo Medical and Dental UniversityTokyoJapan
  2. 2.Dental Technology, Facalty of DentistryTokyo Medical and Dental UniversityTokyoJapan

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