Crystallites Size and Changes in Mineral Phase of Bone with Age and Type of Bone
In this work, some modifications that occur in crystallites that compose the mineral phase of bone throughout the lives of animals were studied by X-ray diffractometry. The Debye-Scherrer equation was applied to the diffractograms, allowing the determination of the mean crystallite size and the changes in the mean crystallite size with relation to the diffraction planes 002 and 310. Likewise, the intensity of peaks in the diffractograms corresponding to the same diffraction planes was correlated with the number of crystallographic planes or of unit cells present in the crystallites.
Takashi Nakamura, Kimihiro Yamashita and Masashi Neo
S. Bertazzo and C. A. Bertran, "Crystallites Size and Changes in Mineral Phase of Bone with Age and Type of Bone ", Key Engineering Materials, Vols. 309-311, pp. 7-10, 2006