Protein-free formation of bone-like apatite: New insights into the key role of carbonation

Volume: 127, Pages: 75 - 88
Published: May 1, 2017
Abstract
The nanometer-sized plate-like morphology of bone mineral is necessary for proper bone mechanics and physiology. However, mechanisms regulating the morphology of these mineral nanocrystals remain unclear. The dominant hypothesis attributes the size and shape regulation to organic-mineral interactions. Here, we present data supporting the hypothesis that physicochemical effects of carbonate integration within the apatite lattice control the...
Paper Details
Title
Protein-free formation of bone-like apatite: New insights into the key role of carbonation
Published Date
May 1, 2017
Volume
127
Pages
75 - 88
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