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Evaluation of the Ca/P concentration ratio in hydroxyapatite by STEM-EDXS : influence of the electron irradiation dose and temperature processing

Abstract : biomaterials used in dental and orthopaedic surgery to fill bony loss and to coat prostheses are either of natural or synthetic origin. Amongst these biomaterials, hydroxyapatites (HA) offer good properties of biocompatibility when they interact with bone. This interaction depends mainly on the physico-chemical properties of HA particles. In this work, using a scanning transmission electronic microscope equipped with an Si (Li) detector for x-ray analysis, we analysed three kinds of hydroxyapatite : non-sintered particles, 600°C sintered particles and 1180°C sintered particles. Then, we determined the Ca/P concentration ratio in order to observe the influence of the temperature processing on this ratio. Concurrently, we carried out measurements on the HA powders by varying the electron irradiation dose either withthe current density or with irradiation time. When the electron irradiation dose varied with the current density (at constant and short irradiation time), the Ca/P concentration ratio did not vary. But, at fixed current density and increasing irradiation time, the calcium and phosphorus intensities decreased, leading to an increase of the Ca/P concentration ratio at high electron irradiation dose. This phenomenon represents a mass loss of the specimen during electronic bombardment. We propose an experimental procedure to avoid all these problems.
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Hicham Benhayoune, Daniel Charlier, Edouard Jallot, Patrice Laquerriere, Gérard Balossier, et al.. Evaluation of the Ca/P concentration ratio in hydroxyapatite by STEM-EDXS : influence of the electron irradiation dose and temperature processing. Journal of Physics D: Applied Physics, IOP Publishing, 2001, 34, pp.141-147. ⟨inserm-00079217⟩

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