Synthesis of FAp, Forsterite and FAp/Forsterite Nanocomposites by Sol-gel Method

Document Type: Original Research Article


Department of Materials Engineering, Shahrood Branch, Islamic Azad University, Shahrood, Iran


This research has been done to study the preparation and evaluation of phase and morphological properties of a nano biocomposites ceramic. In this regard, the synthesis of fluorapatite (FAp) as the first phase and forsterite considered as the second phase by the sol-gel method has been considered. Afterward, Nanocomposites with the base of fluorapatite with 15, 25, 35 wt% of forsterite have been synthesized by the sol-gel method. The synthesized nanoparticles and nanocomposites have been characterized with the help of different techniques, using field emission scanning electron microscope (FESEM), X-ray powder diffraction (XRD), Fourier-transform infrared (FT-IR) spectroscopy. X-ray diffraction test results along with infrared spectroscopy indicated that fluorapatite, forsterite, and fluorapatite/forsterite nanocomposite without impurities were produced. FESEM result showed the particle sizes of produced nanocomposites with 15, 25, 35 wt% of forsterite were reported between 25-80 nm. The result of the MTT assay indicated the nontoxicity of samples for 7 days.


Articles in Press, Accepted Manuscript
Available Online from 28 June 2020
  • Receive Date: 02 June 2020
  • Revise Date: 20 June 2020
  • Accept Date: 24 June 2020