Synthesis and Characterisation of Hydroxyapatite Nano-Rods/Whiskers
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.
Panjian Li, Kai Zhang and Clifford W. Colwell, Jr.
R. R. Kumar et al., "Synthesis and Characterisation of Hydroxyapatite Nano-Rods/Whiskers", Key Engineering Materials, Vols. 284-286, pp. 59-62, 2005