Structural analyses of carbonate-containing apatite samples related to mineralized tissues

F. J.G. Cuisinier*, P. Steuer, J. C. Voegel, F. Apfelbaum, I. Mayer

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Abstract

Crystallographic and structural aspects of two carbonate-containing (one with and another without Zn ions) and a pure hydroxyapatite sample were investigated by high resolution electron microscopy. For five different zone axes and for the three samples a good correspondence was always found between simulated lattice images and observed micrographies. Numerous structural defects were detected in the carbonate-containing apatites, whereas none were found in the similarly prepared pure hydroxyapatite. The incorporation of Zn ions in the crystal lattice of the carbonate-containing apatite reduces the number of defects.

Original languageAmerican English
Pages (from-to)85-89
Number of pages5
JournalJournal of Materials Science: Materials in Medicine
Volume6
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - Feb 1995

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