Synthesis and Characterisation of Hydroxyapatite Nano-Rods/Whiskers


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The use of precipitation chemistry to synthesize hydroxyapatite (HA) normally yields nano-crystals with various morphology and sizes depending on the synthesis conditions (e.g., temperature, concentration, level of agitation, pH, etc.). This study involved the synthesis of HA nano-rods/whiskers by modifying an existing chemical route for HA synthesis. The nano-rods were characterised for their structure and morphology and subsequently sintered. The mechanical properties of the sintered compacts were also assessed.



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R. R. Kumar et al., "Synthesis and Characterisation of Hydroxyapatite Nano-Rods/Whiskers", Key Engineering Materials, Vols. 284-286, pp. 59-62, 2005

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