The effect of thermal and mechanical treatment
on the microstructure of bioceramics prepared
by compaction of the hydroxyapatite powder
F. Abida, Z. Hatim*, A. Kheribech, M. Elassfouri, B. Elouatli, M. Jamil
Equipe Electrochimie et Biomatériaux, Faculté des Sciences.
Université Chouaib Doukkali. B.P. 20. El Jadida - Maroc -
* Corresponding author: E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Received: 02 September 2012; revised version accepted: 12 October 2012
Bioceramics are prepared by using hydroxyapatite (Ca10(PO4)6(OH)2) crystals with small size and thermally stable composition. The precursor powder, prepared at
Keywords: Bioceramic; Stoichiometric hydroxyapatite; Mechanical treatment; Thermal treatment.