Journal of Healthcare Engineering / 2019 / Article / Fig 7

Research Article

Robocasting of Bioactive SiO2-P2O5-CaO-MgO-Na2O-K2O Glass Scaffolds

Figure 7

SEM morphological analysis performed after immersion in SBF at different time points. Typical silica gel layer observed on the surface of the material after soaking for 6 h (a); small calcium-phosphate nuclei formed after 24 h (b); gel layer evolution upon soaking observed after 72 h (c); formation of a thick layer of globular HA characterized by the typical cauliflower morphology after 1-week immersion (d); morphology evaluation of the surface after 2 weeks revealed a partial detachment of the HA with no significant changes in the rod diameter (e).

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