Investigation of nanoparticle use in geopolymer production

Creative Commons License

Derun E. , Öğün B. S.

2. International Eurasian Conference on Biological and Chemical Sciences (EurasianBioChem 2019), Ankara, Turkey, 28 - 29 June 2019, vol.2, pp.79-83

  • Publication Type: Conference Paper / Full Text
  • Volume: 2
  • City: Ankara
  • Country: Turkey
  • Page Numbers: pp.79-83


 In this study, performance improvements of alumina nanoparticles of metakaolin based geopolymer samples were studied. It is aimed to develop a durable implant by combining the mechanical properties of inorganic polymers with the bioactive behavior of substances such as calcium hydroxide and calcium phosphate. This material, which is an example of hightech engineering ceramics, has been calcined and it is use as an implant / prosthesis in biomedical fields as a result of improvement. It is foreseen that the production of biogeopolymer will provide hard / soft tissue and bone regeneration. One of the best ways to determine the bioactivity of biomaterials is to expose them to simulated body fluids. 7, 14 and 28-day cured sample surfaces were investigated using characterization of Scanning Electron Microscopy, X-Ray Diffraction and Fourier Transformed Infrared Spectrometry. As a result, in this study; the properties of alumina nanoparticles based metakaolin based geopolymer samples and their usefulness in the form of implant, bone substitutes as biocompatible materials were investigated and results were evaluated.

Keywords: Geopolymer, nanoparticle, alumina, metakaolen