Structure and Percolation of Bioglasses

  • Antonio Carlos da SilvaEmail author
Part of the Advanced Structured Materials book series (STRUCTMAT, volume 53)


The bioactive glasses are functional materials with large and growing technological applications in the production of implantable devices in living organisms as well as bone tissue lesions filling or in some applications in soft tissue. Anyway, play a key role in repair and functional recovery surgical techniques for different host organism parts (human organisms in general, but extends to other organisms, especially mammals). As the first commercial bioglass, the 45S5 still represent the primary focus of study and applications for this type of material and hence it and other similar compositions it will be the reference used in present discussion because in general, the bioglass structure understanding and it’s dissolution and ionic transport mechanisms comprehension is applicable to other bioactive materials.


Bioactive Glass Glass Composition Glass Structure Glass Network Dissolution Behavior 
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