Porous alumina ceramics with bioactive coating for potential biomedical applications.
Date of Issue2010
School of Materials Science and Engineering
In this thesis, a novel vacuum infiltration technique was developed to fabricate porous alumina ceramics. The preparation and characterization of porous alumina ceramics with a bioactive glass coating was reported. The obtained porous materials were expected to find implantation applications including bone replacement and bone regeneration, because they would have the ability to induce bone ingrowth and bone bonding, and maintain sufficient mechanical strengths to support the physiological loads. The project was focused on the relationships between the processing, microstructure and properties of the porous alumina ceramics.
Nanyang Technological University