Preparation and characterization of nanograde osteoapatite-like rod crystals

  • L. Yubao
  • J. De Wijn
  • C. P. A. T. Klein
  • S. Van De Meer
  • K. De Groot

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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Authors and Affiliations

  • L. Yubao
    • 2
  • J. De Wijn
    • 1
  • C. P. A. T. Klein
    • 1
  • S. Van De Meer
    • 1
  • K. De Groot
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of BiomaterialsUniversity of LeidenLeidenThe Netherlands
  2. 2.Institute of Materials Science and TechnologySichuan UniversityChengduPR China

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