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.
|Number of pages||10|
|Journal||International Journal of Applied Ceramic Technology|
|Publication status||Published - 01 Jul 2016|
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Ceramics and Composites
- Condensed Matter Physics
- Materials Chemistry