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Materials 2016, 9(4), 218;

In Vitro Cell Proliferation and Mechanical Behaviors Observed in Porous Zirconia Ceramics

State Key Laboratory of New Ceramics and Fine Processing, School of Materials Science and Engineering, Tsinghua University, Beijing 100084, China
School & Hospital of Stomatology, Department of Geriatric Dentistry, Peking University, Beijing 100081, China
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Academic Editor: Maryam Tabrizian
Received: 19 January 2016 / Revised: 10 March 2016 / Accepted: 16 March 2016 / Published: 23 March 2016
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Zirconia ceramics with porous structure have been prepared by solid-state reaction using yttria-stabilized zirconia and stearic acid powders. Analysis of its microstructure and phase composition revealed that a pure zirconia phase can be obtained. Our results indicated that its porosity and pore size as well as the mechanical characteristics can be tuned by changing the content of stearic acid powder. The optimal porosity and pore size of zirconia ceramic samples can be effective for the increase of surface roughness, which results in higher cell proliferation values without destroying the mechanical properties. View Full-Text
Keywords: zirconia ceramics; porous; proliferation zirconia ceramics; porous; proliferation

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Li, J.; Wang, X.; Lin, Y.; Deng, X.; Li, M.; Nan, C. In Vitro Cell Proliferation and Mechanical Behaviors Observed in Porous Zirconia Ceramics. Materials 2016, 9, 218.

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