Nano-Scale Deposition of Hydroxyapatite on Bioactive and Bioinert Fibers Using Carbon Nanofibers as Templates
The synthesis of nano-scale hydroxyapatite (HAp) could be achieved by using carbon nanofibers (CNFs) as templates. It was shown that both silica fiber and alumina fiber are suitable substrates for the growth of CNFs templates by chemical vapor deposition (CVD) technique. It turned out that the resulting CNFs could act as promising and effective templates for nano-scale deposition of HAp on the fiber surface. However, CNFs obtained from silica fiber performed better than those grown from alumina fiber for uniform deposition of HAp on the surface.
Zhong Cao, Yinghe He, Lixian Sun and Xueqiang Cao
Q. Wu et al., "Nano-Scale Deposition of Hydroxyapatite on Bioactive and Bioinert Fibers Using Carbon Nanofibers as Templates", Advanced Materials Research, Vols. 236-238, pp. 2122-2125, 2011