Image icon  Bone china (with sensitive tint plate)

 
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Description: China clay consists mainly of SiO2 and Al2O3, and is valued for its whiteness (which is due to the low iron oxide content). Bone consists mainly of hydroxyapatite, Ca5(PO4)3OH, and the source supply is mainly ox bone.
Keywords: alumina • bone • ceramic • hydroxyapatite • silica
Categories: Science approaches > Microstructure
Materials > Ceramics & glasses > Fired clays > Porcelain
Testing, analysis & experimentation > Metallography
Scale > Micro
Created by: Dr K M Knowles, Department of Materials Science and Metallurgy, University of Cambridge
DoITPoMS, University of Cambridge
Published by: DoITPoMS, University of Cambridge
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Date created: 09 August 2002
Date added: 21 August 2009
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