Porous alumina ceramic scaffolds with biomimetic macro/micro-porous structure using three-dimensional (3-D) ceramic/camphene-based extrusion

Young Wook Moon, Ik Jun Choi, Young-Hag Koh, Hyoun Ee Kim

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This study demonstrates the versatility of 3-dimensional ceramic/camphene-based extrusion (3D-Ex) using a frozen alumina/camphene body as a feedstock for the production of porous alumina scaffolds with a biomimetic macro/micro-porous structure. Three-dimensionally interconnected macropores were constructed through the deposition of frozen alumina/camphene filaments at a stacking sequence of 0°/90°, while aligned micropores were created in alumina frameworks as the replica of camphene dendrites that had been extensively elongated by the extrusion of a frozen alumina/camphene body. The macro/micro-porous structure and compressive strength of porous alumina scaffolds could be tailored by adjusting initial alumina content in alumina/camphene slurries.

Original languageEnglish
JournalCeramics International
Publication statusAccepted/In press - 2015 Apr 12



  • Al<inf>2</inf>O<inf>3</inf>
  • Biomedical applications
  • Extrusion
  • Porosity

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Ceramics and Composites
  • Process Chemistry and Technology
  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Surfaces, Coatings and Films
  • Materials Chemistry

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