Mapping the Microstructure–Property Relationships in Cortical Bone
Structure-property relationships in bovine cortical bone have been characterised using grazing-incidence synchrotron radiation diffraction, Vickers indentation and mechanical testing. Depth profiling results indicated the existence of distinct gradual changes in crystal disorder, phase abundance, and texture of hydroxyapatite whilst the crystallite size was depth-independent.
Takashi Nakamura, Kimihiro Yamashita and Masashi Neo
I. M. Low et al., "Mapping the Microstructure–Property Relationships in Cortical Bone", Key Engineering Materials, Vols. 309-311, pp. 523-526, 2006