Self-organization of hydroxyapatite nanorods through oriented attachment

Jing Di Chen, Ying Jun Wang, Kun Wei, Shu Hua Zhang, Xue Tao Shi

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    The oriented attachment of hydroxyapatite (HAP) nanorods was achieved through a hydrothermal treatment. The nanorods were arranged in order along the c-axis of the HAP. These formed ca. 3.5 slip-shaped pores between the rods. High-resolution transmission electron (HRTEM) also revealed that single crystals of HAP may grow in the [0 0 2] direction of the HAP structure. This work extends the understanding of the potential for using biomimetic principles to synthesize bone-like composite materials.

    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)2275-2280
    Number of pages6
    Issue number14
    Publication statusPublished - 2007 May


    • Hydroxyapatite
    • Oriented attachment
    • Self-organization

    ASJC Scopus subject areas

    • Bioengineering
    • Ceramics and Composites
    • Biophysics
    • Biomaterials
    • Mechanics of Materials


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