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|Type:||Artigo de periódico|
|Title:||Interface potential of calcium phosphate in simulated body fluid|
|Abstract:||Calcium phosphate ceramics are used in the substitution of injured or damaged bones. Nevertheless, the behaviour of these materials, and in particular, the mechanisms guiding their interface response in physiological environment is still unknown. This work describes the construction of hydroxyapatite and tricalcium phosphate electrodes used to determine the interface potential behaviour of these materials in a simulated body fluid, in a pH range corresponding to the Variation observed in human body injuries, at ambient and physiological temperatures. These measurements are associated with the adsorption/desorption of ions from the materials. The results show that hydroxyapatite and tricalcium phosphate have similar behaviour in that they reach an interface potential equilibrium state faster when the solution pH is decreased and the temperature increased. This behaviour may be attributed to their ability to form a calcium-rich layer and is relevant to their quality as implantable materials. (C) 1998 Published by Elsevier Science Ltd. All rights reserved.|
|Editor:||Elsevier Sci Ltd|
|Appears in Collections:||Unicamp - Artigos e Outros Documentos|
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