Journal of the Australian Ceramic Society

, Volume 53, Issue 2, pp 627–633 | Cite as

Comparison of precursors on hydroxyapatite with binders on phases, particle size, and morphology

  • S. Helen
  • A. Ruban KumarEmail author


Hydroxyapatite (Hap) ceramic material was synthesized using polyethylene glycol by a sol-gel method which was found to be more advantageous to modify the morphology and particle size. Structural analysis of prepared Hap with different precursors was carried out by XRD studies. The phase transition and function group analysis were carried out by FTIR studies. FESEM images clearly showed the influence of various precursors on the morphology of the synthesized material which finds its application in various medical fields such as in implants and coatings.


Hydroxyapatite Polyethylene glycol Sol-gel Precursors FESEM 



The authors thank the VIT University for all the facilities.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Centre for Crystal Growth, Department of PhysicsVIT UniversityVelloreIndia

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