Structural Properties of Nanostructured Carbonate Apatites
B-type carbonate apatite samples were synthesized by wet chemical method and characterized by X-ray Fluorescence Spectrometry, X-ray Diffraction, Fourier Transformed Infrared Spectroscopy and High Resolution Transmission Electron Microscopy. The XRD and FTIR analysis confirmed the presence of one B-type carbonate apatite phase and the HRTEM images revealed the coexistence of amorphous and polycrystalline regions in the order of 2nm with the carbonate apatite structure. Second phases or precursors were not discovered.
Marcelo Prado and Cecília Zavaglia
C.A.O. Ramirez et al., "Structural Properties of Nanostructured Carbonate Apatites", Key Engineering Materials, Vols. 396-398, pp. 611-614, 2009