Figure 1.

(a) Flow chart for the production of HA (route1) plus HA with zirconia powders (HA/YSZ) (route2) and (b) set-up of the water vapor atmosphere-assisted sintering arrangement: 1 Erlenmeyer with distilled water (T ~ 100°C), 2 Electric furnace, 3 Al2O3 tube (large), 4 SiO2-Al2O3 tube, 5 Al2O3 tube (small), 6 Kenthal resistance, 7 thermocouple, 8 Hot plate.

Vasconcelos and Barreto Nanoscale Res Lett 2011 6:20   doi:10.1007/s11671-010-9766-z