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    Synthesis and characterization of bioactive glass/forsterite nanocomposites for bone and dental implants

    , Article Ceramics - Silikaty ; Volume 56, Issue 4 , 2012 , Pages 331-340 ; 08625468 (ISSN) Kamalian, R ; Yazdanpanah, A ; Moztarzadeh, F ; Ravarian, R ; Moztarzadeh, Z ; Tahmasbi, M ; Mozafari, M ; Sharif University of Technology
    In this research, bioactive glass (BG) of the type CaO-P2O 5-SiO2 and nanocrystalline forsterite (NF) bioceramic were successfully synthesized via sol-gel processing method. Heat-treatment process was done to obtain phase-pure nanopowders. After characterization of each sample, the nanocomposite samples were prepared by cold pressing method and sintered at 1000°C. The samples were fully characterized by X-ray powder diffraction (XRD), scanning electron microscope (SEM), energy dispersive spectroscopy (EDX), Fourier transform infrared spectroscopy (FTIR) analyses. The average nanocrystallite size was determined using the Debye-Scherrer's formula 19.6 nm. The bioactivity was examined in vitro... 

    Thermoplastic starch/ethylene vinyl alcohol/forsterite nanocomposite as a candidate material for bone tissue engineering

    , Article Materials Science and Engineering C ; Volume 69 , 2016 , Pages 301-310 ; 09284931 (ISSN) Mahdieh, Z ; Bagheri, R ; Eslami, M ; Amiri, M ; Shokrgozar, M. A ; Mehrjoo, M ; Sharif University of Technology
    Elsevier Ltd 
    Recently, biodegradable polymers such as starch based blends have been well renowned in the biomedical field. Studies have considered them suitable for bone scaffolds, bone cements, tissue engineering scaffolds, drug delivery systems and hydrogels. The aim of this study was to synthesize nanocomposite biomaterial consisting a blend of thermoplastic starch and ethylene vinyl alcohol as the polymer matrix, and nano-structured forsterite as the ceramic reinforcing phase for bone tissue engineering applications. Furthermore, vitamin E was applied as a thermal stabilizer during melt compounding. Extrusion and injection molding were incorporated for melt blending and shaping of samples,...