Bioactive Glass-Ceramics

Hoppe A, Boccardi E, Ciraldo F, Boccaccini AR, Hill RG (2017)

Publication Type: Book chapter / Article in edited volumes

Publication year: 2017

Publisher: Elsevier

Edited Volumes: Comprehensive Biomaterials II

Series: Reference Module in Materials Science and Materials Engineering

Book Volume: 1

Pages Range: 235-243

ISBN: 9780081006924

DOI: 10.1016/B978-0-12-803581-8.10238-3


The processing route and synthesis of glass-ceramics are briefly reviewed including crystal nucleation and crystal growth. This is followed by a review of apatite-based glass-ceramics. The apatite-wollastonite (AW) system is reviewed in terms of its crystallization behavior, physical and mechanical properties, and biological behavior. Subsequently, other types of apatite glass-ceramics are reviewed including apatite-mullite (AM) glass-ceramics, which has good mechanical properties like the AW glass-ceramics and can be cast to shape. Also, advances in bioactive glass-ceramics based on 45S5 Bioglass and other silicate compositions are discussed.

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Hoppe, A., Boccardi, E., Ciraldo, F., Boccaccini, A.R., & Hill, R.G. (2017). Bioactive Glass-Ceramics. In Comprehensive Biomaterials II. (pp. 235-243). Elsevier.


Hoppe, A., et al. "Bioactive Glass-Ceramics." Comprehensive Biomaterials II. Elsevier, 2017. 235-243.

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