Comparing three methods for the synthesis of pure ß-dicalcium silicate

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Authors

Colleges, School and Institutes

External organisations

  • University of Birmingham
  • State Key Laboratory of Powder Metallurgy
  • Central South University China

Abstract

β-dicalcium silicate is the most reactive and thus the most important constituent of Portland cements and has a significant influence on setting properties and strength-development Recently researchers have investigated it as a potential candidate for hard tissue repair. It is not, however, stable at room temperature, so synthesis of pure powders is challenging. In this study, three methods have been investigated to prepare the β-dicalcium silicate: solid state reaction, the sol-gel method and the Pechini technique. The Pechini technique gave the purest β-dicalcium silicate with the formation of little or no lime, followed by the sol-gel method and then solid state reaction.

Details

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2010 4th International Conference on Bioinformatics and Biomedical Engineering, iCBBE 2010
Publication statusPublished - 2010
Event4th International Conference on Bioinformatics and Biomedical Engineering, iCBBE 2010 - Chengdu, China
Duration: 18 Jun 201020 Jun 2010

Conference

Conference4th International Conference on Bioinformatics and Biomedical Engineering, iCBBE 2010
CountryChina
CityChengdu
Period18/06/1020/06/10

Keywords

  • Cement, Dicalcium silicate, Pechini, Sol-gel, Solid state reaction