Nano-Coated Coralline Hydroxyapatite for Load Bearing Applications

B. Ben-Nissan, A. Milev, R. Vago, M. R. Conway, W. R. Walsh, A. Diwan

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The strongness of the porous structure of Australian coral after a double conversion treatment followed by a HAp sol coating was determined inorder to replace bone in an implant. The characterization studies of the natural and converted corals which involved mechanical testing, XRD, SEM, thermal analysis, NMR and Raman spectroscopy were presented. It was shown that the effectiveness of coralline hydroxyapatite as a bone graft substitute depends on it's strength and pore size. The pore size of the coral, investigated in the Goniopora species is between 250-500μm with interconnections of about 150μm.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationTransactions - 7th World Biomaterials Congress
Number of pages1
StatePublished - 1 Dec 2004
EventTransactions - 7th World Biomaterials Congress - Sydney, Australia
Duration: 17 May 200421 May 2004

Publication series

NameTransactions - 7th World Biomaterials Congress


ConferenceTransactions - 7th World Biomaterials Congress

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Engineering


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