MATEC Web of Conferences
Volume 7, 2013JA 2013 – Journées Annuelles de la SF2M 2013 / SF2M Annual Meeting 2013
|Number of page(s)||3|
|Section||Colloque 4 : Biomatériaux / Biomaterials|
|Published online||07 November 2013|
Synthesis and post-treatments of biomimetic apatites: How working conditions may configure final physico-chemical features
CIRIMAT Carnot Institute, University of Toulouse, UMR CNRS/INPT/UPS 5085, Toulouse, France
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Nanocrystalline apatites constitute the mineral part of hard tissues, and can be reproduced synthetically. Nonetheless, the impact of synthesis/post-synthesis parameters is often disregarded. Based on actualized knowledge on their physico-chemical features, we investigated these aspects on a systematic experimental basis. The apatite maturation state has a direct effect on the surface and core of the nanocrystals. Drying and re-immersion aspects were also examined in view of applications as implantable biomaterials: an equilibration of the samples surface is proposed to avoid acidification phenomena after re-immersion of dried samples.
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