The comparison of macroporous ceramics fabricated through the protein direct foaming and sponge replica methods

Xing He, Bo Su, Zhihong Tang, Bin Zhao, Xianying Wang, Guangzhi Yang, Hanxun Qiu, Huijuan Zhang, Junhe Yang*

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The macroporous ceramic samples fabricated using the sponge replica and protein direct foaming methods were compared in terms of porosity, density, compressive strength and microstructure. The egg white protein was applied in both fabrication methods as the binder or foaming agent. The samples fabricated using the protein direct foaming method were stronger and more uniform pore structures in the similar porosity. This result was supported through the Weibull modulus analysis and the scanning electron microscope microstructure observation.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)761-766
Number of pages6
JournalJournal of porous materials
Issue number5
Publication statusPublished - Oct 2012


  • Homogeneity
  • The Weibull modulus
  • Protein direct foaming
  • Sponge replica

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