Preparation and characterization of nanograde osteoapatite-like rod crystals
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- 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.