Measuring the devitrification of bioactive glasses

A1 Journal article (refereed)

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Publication Details

List of Authors: Arstila H, Vedel E, Hupa L, Ylanen H, Hupa M
Publication year: 2004
Journal: Key Engineering Materials
Journal acronym: KEY ENG MAT
Volume number: 254-256
Issue number: Bioceramics 16
Start page: 67
End page: 70
Number of pages: 4
ISSN: 1013-9826


The devitrification tendency during heat-treatment was measured for four bioactive glasses in the system Na2O-K2O-MgO-CaO-B2O3-P2O5-SiO2. The measurements where performed by high-temperature optical microscopy, X-ray diffraction, scanning electron microscopy and differential thermal analysis. The combination of these methods proved to be a reliable way to define the devitrification temperatures and the composition of crystal phases formed. This information is vital in choosing glasses for implant production, especially in cases where thermal treatment is required.


devitrification, DTA, HTM

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