Hydroxyapatite Precursor Phases Identification by X-Ray Diffraction Using Synchrotron Radiation
The present study presents the relevance of X-ray diffraction analysis using synchrotron light in the identification of phases with low intensity peaks. Niobium sheets were coated with monetite and then converted to hydroxyapatite in an alkali solution. Octacalcium phosphate was identified as an intermediate phase in the conversion monetite-hydroxyapatite.
Xingdong Zhang, Xudong Li, Hongsong Fan, Xuanyong Liu
S. R. A. Santos et al., "Hydroxyapatite Precursor Phases Identification by X-Ray Diffraction Using Synchrotron Radiation", Key Engineering Materials, Vols. 330-332, pp. 115-118, 2007