Effect of Attritor Milling on Synthesis and Sintering of Forsterite Ceramics

Yoke Meng Tan, Chou Yong Tan, Singh Ramesh, Yee Ching Teh, Yew Hong Wong, Boon Kar Yap

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Forsterite (Mg2SiO4) was chosen as a new candidate for bone implant application because of its superior fracture toughness and good bioactivity. However, synthesizing pure forsterite has been a challenge to many researchers because of its inability to eliminate secondary phases that have similar chemical compounds as forsterite. Attritor mill was introduced to form pure forsterite via solid-state method through the reaction between magnesium carbonate (MgCO3) and talc (Mg3Si4(OH)2). Attritor-milled samples showed superior mechanical properties compared with ball-milled samples because of the smaller particle size of the former which in turn eliminated the secondary phases at low sintering temperature.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)726-735
Number of pages10
JournalInternational Journal of Applied Ceramic Technology
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - 01 Jul 2016


All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Ceramics and Composites
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Marketing
  • Materials Chemistry

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