Quantitative SIMS of Prehistoric Teeth
Biological mineralized tissues, such as dry substance of teeth, consist mainly of apatite. Although the secondary ion spectra of apatite are complex /1,2/, sensitive and quantitative SIMS routines have been established for most elements in biomineralizations, with extensive application chiefly in the odontological field /2,3/. In the hard tissue of enamel and dentine, essentially hydroxy-apatite, numerous impurities and elemental substitutions can be found, some of considerable clinical and/or environmental significance. Also, the apatite structure may locally transform to other phosphates. Nevertheless SIMS has been shown to give reproducible elemental analysis of dental tissues.
KeywordsBurial Site Dental Tissue High Detection Sensitivity Numerous Impurity Dentinal Enamel
Unable to display preview. Download preview PDF.
- 2.A. Lodding, H. Odelius and L.G. Petersson: in “SIMS IV” (Benninghoven and al, eds.; Springer Ser. Chem. Phys. 36, Berlin - N.Y.), pp 478–484 (1984)Google Scholar
- 3.A. Lodding: Scanning Elec. Microsc. 83-III, 1229 (1983)Google Scholar
- 4.G.V. Iyengar, W.E. Kollmer and H.J.M. Bowen: The Elemental Composition of Human Tissues and Body Fluids ( Verlag Chemie, New York 1978 )Google Scholar
- 5.P. Fischer: Docent Thesis, Univ. of Gothenburg (P. Aström, Gothenburg 1985 )Google Scholar
- 6.A. Lodding, G. Frostell, G. Koch, J.G. Norén, H. Odelius and L.G. Petersson: J. Microsc. Spectrosc. Electr. 6, 201 (1981)Google Scholar
- 7.A. Lodding, G. Frostell, G. Koch, J.G. Norén, H. Odelius and L.G. Petersson: J. Microsc. Spectrosc. Electr. 6, 201 (1981)Google Scholar
- 9.G.J. Flim, Z. Kolar and J. Arends: J. Bioeng. 1, 209 (1977)Google Scholar
- 10.A. Lodding, J. Norén and H. Odelius: in “Surface and Colloid Phenomena in the Oral Cavity” (Frank and Leach, eds.; IRL Press, London), pp 11–26 (1982)Google Scholar