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Theoretical investigations of β-tricalcium

Bakheet, Ahmed M. A. and Saeed, Mohammad Alam and Mat Isa, Ahmad Radzi and Sahnoun, Riadh (2016) Theoretical investigations of β-tricalcium. Jurnal Teknologi, 78 (3-2). pp. 159-164. ISSN 0127-9696

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Abstract

Beta-tri-calcium phosphate (β-TCP) materials have gained a great deal of research considerations in biomaterial area due to their excellent biocompatibility and identical chemical compositions to the natural teeth and bones. Therefore, the β-TCP compound can be used as coatings, cement and composites as well as biocompatible ceramics for medical and dental applications. Electronic and optical properties for β-TCP compound have been investigated using density functional theory (DFT). For the calculations, we used full potential linear augmented plane wave method (FPLAPW), within three types of approximations along with local density approximations (LDA), generalized gradient approximations (GGA) and Modified Becke-Johnson (mBJ) to get the effect of the exchange and correlation in our calculations to get an accurate results. The computed band gap values for (β-TCP) compound using LDA, GGA, and mBJ-GGA approximations are 5.5 eV, 5.9 eV and 6.8 eV respectively. This is also predicted that the chemical bonding in this compound is a kind of combination of covalent and ionic character that is in a line with the experimental findings. The optical parameter, static dielectric constant ε1(0) reaches the values of 3.23681 (eV) at 0 GPa for the β-TCP compound. The obtained results are of vital nature for rising the quality of the electronic and optical properties of this material, and provide more evidence to fabricate novel Beta-Tri-calcium phosphate biomaterials for medical and dental applications.

Item Type:Article
Uncontrolled Keywords:Electronic properties, Optical properties
Subjects:Q Science > QC Physics
Divisions:Science
ID Code:71354
Deposited By: Siti Nor Hashidah Zakaria
Deposited On:20 Nov 2017 16:30
Last Modified:20 Nov 2017 16:30

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