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Title: Characterization of in situ synthesized hydroxyapatite/polyetheretherketone composite materials
Authors: Ma, Rui
Weng, Luqian
Bao, Xujin
Ni, Zhuo
Song, Shenhua
Cai, Weiquan
Keywords: Hydroxyapatite
Polyetheretherketone
Biomaterials
Composite materials
In-situ synthesis
Issue Date: 2012
Publisher: © Elsevier
Citation: MA, R. ... et al., 2012. Characterization of in situ synthesized hydroxyapatite/polyetheretherketone composite materials. Materials Letters, 71, pp.117-119.
Abstract: Hydroxyapatite/polyetheretherketone (HA/PEEK) composite materials have potentials for use as loadbearing orthopedic materials due to PEEK outstanding properties, which could overcome the disadvantages of currently used metallic and ceramic materials. In the study HA/PEEK compositematerials were successfully prepared via an in situ process, for the first time, in order to improve the mechanical performance of the existing HA/PEEK composites. The structure of the lab-synthesized materials was characterized by infrared spectroscopy (FTIR), X-ray diffraction (XRD) and scanning electron microscopy (SEM), and the mechanical performance was investigated by a tensile strength test. The results exhibit the strong bonding between hydroxyapatite fillers and PEEK matrix and good mechanical properties of the composites, suggesting that the in situ synthesized HA/PEEK composite materials are promising for orthopedic applications.
Description: Closed access.
Version: Published
DOI: 10.1016/j.matlet.2011.12.007
URI: https://dspace.lboro.ac.uk/2134/22413
Publisher Link: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.matlet.2011.12.007
ISSN: 0167-577X
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