Synthesis and in vitro evaluation of hydroxyapatite with controlled morphology

M. Kamitakahara, T. Saito, K. Ioku

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Abstract

Hydroxyapatite (HA) ceramics have been used as bone-repairing materials. Particles in HA ceramics show different properties depending on their compositions and morphologies. It is expected that the control of the composition and morphology contributes to improvement of biological properties of HA ceramics. In order to reveal the effect of the composition and morphology, the HA ceramics composed of rod-shaped or plate-shaped particles with calcium-deficient composition were prepared by the hydrothermal process. The in vitro evaluation, simulated body fluid (SBF) soaking test, was then conducted for these samples. The calcium-deficient HA ceramics composed of rod-shaped or plate-shaped particles were reacted with SBF and incorporated calcium and phosphate ions from SBF. This implies that these HA ceramics show high affinity to bone in the body.

Original languageEnglish
Article number12002
JournalJournal of Physics: Conference Series
Volume339
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2012
Externally publishedYes
Event4th International Symposium on Functional Materials, ISFM2011 - Sendai, Japan
Duration: 2011 Aug 22011 Aug 6

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Physics and Astronomy(all)

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