Biomineralization - Medical Aspects of Solubility

Biomineralization - Medical Aspects of Solubility

Editor(s): Erich Königsberger, LanChi Königsberger

Published Online: 22 MAR 2007

Print ISBN: 9780470092095

Online ISBN: 9780470092125

DOI: 10.1002/0470092122

About this Book

This title takes an interdisciplinary approach to the central role of solubility in pathological biomineralisation, ranging from traditional thermodynamics and kinetics to unusual concepts such as the PILP process. The scientific background and expertise of the contributors, ranges accordingly from solubility modelling and database development, renal stone and bone implant research, Mössbauer spectroscopy and structural chemistry to biochemistry and crystallisation. The chapters all have a quantitative, physico-chemical component rather than giving purely phenomenological descriptions. The contributors deal with aspects and concepts that have not previously been common in the study of pathological biomineralisation processes.

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