Interfacial Adhesion between Hydroxyapatite and poly(E-caprolactone) and their Electrospun Composite Toughness
The interfacial adhesive strength between hydroxyapatite (HAP) and poly(?-caprolactone) (PCL) were determined using T-peel tests. Their composite fracture toughness was determined using essential work of fracture concept. Electrospinning techniques were employed to obtain nanometer scale PCL fibers with and without HAP reinforcements which also create micrometer-scale porosity in the structure. The effects of HAP morphology and HAP content on mechanical properties were evaluated.
Proceedings of the Annual Technical Conference of the Society of Plastics Engineers
Wong, Shing Chung Josh and Baji, Avinash, "Interfacial Adhesion between Hydroxyapatite and poly(E-caprolactone) and their Electrospun Composite Toughness" (2007). Mechanical Engineering Faculty Research. 667.