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Crystallization mechanism of the bioactive glasses, 45S5 and S53P4

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Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)607-613
Number of pages7
JournalJOURNAL OF THE AMERICAN CERAMIC SOCIETY
Volume95
Issue number2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Feb 2012
Publication typeA1 Journal article-refereed

Abstract

The crystallization kinetics of the two commercial bioactive glasses, 45S5 and S53P4, was studied using differential thermal analysis (DTA), optical microscopy, and scanning electron microscopy (SEM). The thermal properties, the activation energy of crystallization, and the Johnson-Mehl-Avrami (JMA) exponent were determined for two glass fractions: fine powder (2content. The nucleation temperature range of these two glasses together with DTA data makes it possible to develop guidelines for tailoring thermal treatment parameters to achieve desired glass-to-crystal ratios.