Precipitation of hydroxyapatite film under dynamic conditions

Ladislav Pach, Sridhar Komarneni

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Hydroxyapatite was synthesized by reacting Ca(HCO3)2 with (NH)2HPO4 at 25°C. It was demonstrated that, for the crystallization of hydroxyapatite on a substrate as a coating, it is important to suppress the homogeneous nucleation in the bulk volume of the precursor solution. Heterogeneous nucleation on a sol-gel derived SiO2 surface was advantageous for the deposition of film on a substrate under dynamic conditions. This approach led to the formation of a homogeneous, transparent coating (approx. 1 μm) of hydroxyapatite on the sol-gel derived SiO2 surface on the glass.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1859-1865
Number of pages7
JournalUnknown Journal
Issue number12
StatePublished - 1999

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • General Materials Science
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Mechanics of Materials
  • Mechanical Engineering


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