J. Phys. IV France
Volume 123, March 2005
Page(s) 225 - 228

J. Phys. IV France 123 (2005) 225-228

DOI: 10.1051/jp4:2005123039

Study of the mechanical properties of a ceramics of orthopedic and dental use

E. Mejdoubi1, J.L. Lacout2, M. Hamad3 and M. Ferhat3

1  Laboratoire de Chimie du Solide Minéral, Dépt. de Chimie, Univ. Med 1er, Oujda, Maroc
2  Laboratoire des Matériaux-Physico-Chimies des Solides, ENSCT-INP Toulouse, 38 rue des Trente-Six Ponts, 31400 Toulouse, France
3  Laboratoire de Chimie Physique Générale, Université Mohammed V, Avenue Ibn Batouta, Rabat-Agdal, Maroc

The study of the preparation of ceramics is consisted in sintering a hardened cement, wich is composed of mixture of three calcium phosphates : tetracalcium phosphate (Ca4(PO4)2O), $\alpha
$-tricalcium phosphate ($\alpha
$-Ca3(PO 4)2) and monocalcium phosphate (Ca(H2PO4)2.H2O). After wetting, the cement evolved towards an apatitic phase while hardening. To check the effect of certain factors on the resulting ceramics, a complete central composite design of four variables (liquid/solid ratio, stoichiometric coefficient of monocalcium phosphate, rate of increase in temperature and duration of landing of termpertaure) was set up. The equation of the model and optimal conditions were defined.

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