Journal of Materials Science: Materials in Medicine

, Volume 5, Issue 5, pp 252–255

Preparation and characterization of nanograde osteoapatite-like rod crystals

Authors

  • L. Yubao
    • Institute of Materials Science and TechnologySichuan University
  • J. De Wijn
    • Department of BiomaterialsUniversity of Leiden
  • C. P. A. T. Klein
    • Department of BiomaterialsUniversity of Leiden
  • S. Van De Meer
    • Department of BiomaterialsUniversity of Leiden
  • K. De Groot
    • Department of BiomaterialsUniversity of Leiden
Papers

DOI: 10.1007/BF00122393

Cite this article as:
Yubao, L., De Wijn, J., Klein, C.P.A.T. et al. J Mater Sci: Mater Med (1994) 5: 252. doi:10.1007/BF00122393

In this paper, nanograde osteoapatite-like rod crystals are made from wet synthesized calcium phosphate precipitates by hydrothermal treatment at 140°C under 0.3 MPa pressure for 2 h. The morphology, crystal structure, crystallinity and phase composition of these nanograde rod crystals are similar to those of thin apatite crystals in bony tissues of the body. This analogy provides an opportunity in the near future to build bone-like substitutes which consist of the nanograde rod crystals and special organic matrices and cells.

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