Tropical Sea Snail Shells: Possible Exotic Sources for Ceramic Biomaterial Synthesis

Oktar F. N., Kiyici I. A., Gokce H., Agaogullari D., Kayali E. S.

3rd International Congress on Advances in Applied Physics and Materials Science, Antalya, Turkey, 24 - 28 April 2013, vol.1569, pp.269-274 identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Conference Paper / Full Text
  • Volume: 1569
  • Doi Number: 10.1063/1.4849274
  • City: Antalya
  • Country: Turkey
  • Page Numbers: pp.269-274
  • Kocaeli University Affiliated: Yes


In this study, chemical and structural properties of sea snail shell based bioceramic materials (i.e. hydroxyapatite, whitlockite and other phases) are produced by using mechano-chemical (ultrasonic) conversion method. For this purpose, differential thermal and gravimetric analysis (DTA/TG), X-ray diffraction, infra-red (IR) and scanning electron microscope (SEM) studies are performed.