Growth and characterization of hydroxyapatite crystals by hydrothermal method
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Hydroxyapatite crystals were grown by hydrothermal method using dicalcium phosphate dihydrate crystals as a starting material. The grown crystals were found to be free from carbonate inclusion. Two distinct morphologies were obtained by following two different growth methods. Controlled slow growth process and rapid growth process results in hexagonal and whisker like morphologies.
KeywordsHydrothermal Hydroxyapatite Whisker
Author M.A acknowledges Dr. R. Nithya, MSD, IGCAR, India, for helping in XRD studies and Dr. P. Murugavel and Prof. J.C. Kim, School of physics, SNU, Korea for their valuable discussion during the preparation of manuscript. Authors also acknowledges IUC-DAEF and UGC for there financial support.
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