Thermal properties and surface reactivity in simulated body fluid of new strontium ion-containing phosphate glasses

Jonathan Massera, L Petit, T Cardinal, JJ Videau, Mikko Hupa, Leena Hupa

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    In this paper, we investigate the effect of SrO substitution for CaO in 50P(2)O(5)-10Na(2)-(40-x)CaO-xSrO glass system (x from 0 to 40) on the thermal and structural properties and also on the glass reactivity in simulated body fluid (SBF) in order to find new glass candidates for biomedical glass fibers. The addition of SrO at the expense of CaO seems to restrain the leaching of phosphate ions in the solution limiting the reduction of the solution pH. We observed the formation of an apatite layer at the surface of the glasses when in contact with SBF. SrO and MgO were found in the apatite layer of the strontium ion-containing glasses, the concentration of which increases with an increase of SrO content. We think that it is the presence of MgO and SrO in the layer which limits the leaching of phosphate in the solution and thus the glass dissolution in SBF.
    Original languageUndefined/Unknown
    Pages (from-to)1407–1416
    Number of pages10
    JournalJournal of Materials Science: Materials in Medicine
    Issue number6
    Publication statusPublished - 2013
    MoE publication typeA1 Journal article-refereed

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