Results

  1. A microwave plasma has been customized with a powder feeder to produce calcium phosphate splats.
  2. A theoretical model  of a droplet collection platform has been made with freedom to angle and heat the surface.
  3. The chemical diversity of calcium phosphates has been shown for an amorphous phase over a Ca/P molar ratio range of 1.5 to 2.2. Upon crystallization all compositions form an apatite.
  4. Oxyapatite has been shown as an intermediate phase for forming apatites: hydroxyapatite, iodooxyapatite and a hydroxyperoxyapatite.
  5. The crystallization environment determines the crystal morphology.
  6. A range of surface analysis tools have been investigated to determine the best method for determining the topography of thermally sprayed particles.
  7. Tetracalcium phosphate has been made at a lower temperature, at 1000 oC, compared to previous efforts that required 1200 oC – 1300 oC.
  8. A 100% pure alfa tricalcium phosphate has been made at 700 oC.
  9. A range of methods have been explored for polarizing hydroxyapatite.
  10. The Scandinavian Society for Biomaterials was organized on May 6-8 2015 in Latvia on the theme of “Design of Biomaterials”.