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Preparation of nanometer-scale rod array of hydroxyapatite crystal

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Title
Preparation of nanometer-scale rod array of hydroxyapatite crystal
Abstract

Fabrication of nano- or micro-structured scaffolds to mimic structural and three-dimensional details of natural bone or teeth has been the subject of much interest, and this study proposes a new strategy for self-assembling one-dimensional hydroxyapatite (HAp) nanorods into organized superstructures. A nanometer-scale rod array of HAp having preferred orientation to the c-axis was successfully prepared simply by soaking calcium-containing silicate glass substrates in Na2HPO4 aqueous solution at 80 °C for various periods. Those HAp rods grew perpendicularly to the glass surface, and the crystallites covered the glass surface uniformly, resulting in a “dental enamel-like” rod array structure consisting of “pine-leaf-like” structure units.

Keywords
Nano-texture; Hydroxyapatite; Self-assembly; Rod array; Dental enamel
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Publisher
Database: Elsevier - ScienceDirect
Journal: Acta Biomaterialia - Volume 5, Issue 6, July 2009, Pages 2152–2160
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Physical Sciences and Engineering Chemical Engineering Bioengineering
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