Here we report that citrate plays a key dual role in the apatite crystallization: driving a growth pathway via an amorphous precursor and controlling the size of nanocrystals by the non-classical oriented aggregation mechanism. These results provide new insights into bone mineralization, where the role of citrate might be wider than has been thought to date.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||5|
|State||Published - Jan 21 2015|
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Materials Science(all)
- Condensed Matter Physics