Hap-based porous material with potential application as bio-packages for MEMS

  • R. Rodriguez
  • M. Estevez
  • S. Vargas
  • R. Salazar
  • F. Pacheco


Novel hydroxyapatite-based hybrid materials with controlled porosity and good adhesion to silicon surfaces were designed as bio-package for MEMS with potential application for implants in the human body. These materials were prepared using synthetic Hydroxyapatite (HAp) powder with three different polymeric agglutinants. These porous materials have high ceramic content (up to 60 wt.% respect to resin) with a pore size between 100 and 350 microns and a pore volume fraction in the 25–60% range. These hybrid materials have high wearing resistance and hydrolytic stability. The samples were characterized mechanical and morphologically using XRD, SEM, densitometry, abrasion and mechanical tests.


Wear Resistance Porous Material Alumina Particle Young Modulus Abrasion Resistance 



The authors are in debt to Alicia del Real by her valuable help in SEM analysis and Maribel Presa for the determination of the mechanical properties.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • R. Rodriguez
    • 1
    • 2
  • M. Estevez
    • 1
  • S. Vargas
    • 1
  • R. Salazar
    • 3
  • F. Pacheco
    • 3
  1. 1.Centro Física Aplicada y Tecnología AvanzadaUNAMQuerétaroMéxico
  2. 2.Centro de Investigación y Estudios Avanzados del IPN QuerétaroMéxico
  3. 3.MEMS Laboratory and CSATUPAEPPueblaMexico

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