Thermal properties and surface reactivity in simulated body fluid of new strontium ion-containing phosphate glasses

  • J. Massera
  • L. Petit
  • T. Cardinal
  • J. J. Videau
  • M. Hupa
  • L. Hupa


In this paper, we investigate the effect of SrO substitution for CaO in 50P2O5–10Na2–(40−x)CaO–xSrO glass system (x from 0 to 40) on the thermal and structural properties and also on the glass reactivity in simulated body fluid (SBF) in order to find new glass candidates for biomedical glass fibers. The addition of SrO at the expense of CaO seems to restrain the leaching of phosphate ions in the solution limiting the reduction of the solution pH. We observed the formation of an apatite layer at the surface of the glasses when in contact with SBF. SrO and MgO were found in the apatite layer of the strontium ion-containing glasses, the concentration of which increases with an increase of SrO content. We think that it is the presence of MgO and SrO in the layer which limits the leaching of phosphate in the solution and thus the glass dissolution in SBF.


Simulated Body Fluid Immersion Time Bioactive Glass Attenuate Total Reflectance Phosphate Glass 
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We acknowledge the support of the Åbo Akademi Foundation and the National Center of Excellence Program by the Academy of Finland. The Academy of Finland is gratefully acknowledged for the financial support of the author (J.M.).


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Authors and Affiliations

  • J. Massera
    • 1
  • L. Petit
    • 2
    • 3
  • T. Cardinal
    • 2
  • J. J. Videau
    • 2
  • M. Hupa
    • 1
  • L. Hupa
    • 1
  1. 1.Process Chemistry Centre, Åbo Akademi UniversityTurkuFinland
  2. 2.Institut de Chimie de la Matière Condensée de Bordeaux, CNRS-Université Bordeaux 1PessacFrance
  3. 3.nLight CorporationLohjaFinland

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