An organic matrix-mediated processing methodology to fabricate hydroxyapatite based nanostructured biocomposites.

Nanoscale

PubMedID: 20644842

Kithva PH, Gr√łndahl L, Kumar R, Martin D, Trau M. An organic matrix-mediated processing methodology to fabricate hydroxyapatite based nanostructured biocomposites. Nanoscale. 2009;1(2):229-32.
An amorphous calcium phosphate precursor phase, which forms by adding orthophosphoric acid to a calcium hydroxide suspension, is transformed into crystalline hydroxyapatite by introducing polymer solutions. The nanostructured composite films formed by a solvent casting technique from the concentrated hybrid suspension are characterised for structure and mechanical properties.