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Novel borosilicate bioactive scaffolds with persistent luminescence

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Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1-9
Number of pages9
JournalBiomedical Glasses
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 2020
Publication typeA1 Journal article-refereed


Persistent luminescent amorphous borosilicate scaffolds were successfully prepared, for the first time, with a porosity of >70% using the burn-off technique. The persistent luminescence was obtained by adding the SrAl2O4:Eu2+,Dy3+ microparticles: i) in the glass melt or ii) in the glass crushed into powder prior to the sintering. The scaffolds prepared by adding the microparticles in the glass melt exhibits lower persistent luminescence and a slower reaction rate in simulated body fluid than the scaffolds prepared by adding the microparticles in the glass powder due to the release of strontium from the microparticles into the glass during the glass melting.


  • Borosilicate glasses, Direct particle doping method, Dy microparticles, In-vitro testing, Persistent luminescence, Scaffold, SrAlO:Eu

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