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||2017 TMS Annual Meeting & Exhibition
||Biological Materials Science
||H-17: Microstructural Characterization of Freeze-casted Al2O3 Scaffold
||Guan-Lin Liu, Yi-Ting Liao, Joe-Ming Chang, Hsiao-Ming Tung
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The purpose of this study is to investigate the effects of cooling rates on the microstructure of Al2O3 Scaffold prepared by a freeze-casted process. The cooling rates were 2, 5 and 8oC/min. Pore size distribution and porosity of porous Al2O3 were examined using mercury porosimetry. Micro–computed tomography (Micro-CT) was used to exhibit the inner structure of porous Al2O3. The experimental results show that the average pore size and porosity increase with increasing cooling rates. Large pores appear to be located near the center of Al2O3 scaffold.
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