Properties of amorphous and crystalline surfaces of nano-hydroxyapatites

Yu Sakhno, L. Bertinetti, G. Martra, S. Coluccia, Anna Tampieri, N. Roveri

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Two nano-hydroxyapatite materials being similar in morphology but different in surface structure (crystalline and including a 1 to 2 nm thick amprphous layer) have been studied by high resolution transmission electron microscopy and FTIR spectroscopy in vacuum and using in situ CO and H20. These materials have been shown to have similar stoichiometry and carbonate content. The properties of surface cationic sites and the structure of water adlayers are considered in detail.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)28-32
Number of pages5
JournalFunctional Materials
Issue number1
StatePublished - Dec 1 2010

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Materials Science(all)


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