2. Biological and Medical Significance of Nanodimensional and Nanocrystalline Calcium Orthophosphates

  1. Ashutosh Tiwari1,
  2. Murugan Ramalingam2,
  3. Hisatoshi Kobayashi3 and
  4. Anthony P.F. Turner1
  1. Sergey V. Dorozhkin

Published Online: 16 OCT 2012

DOI: 10.1002/9781118523025.ch2

Biomedical Materials and Diagnostic Devices

Biomedical Materials and Diagnostic Devices

How to Cite

Dorozhkin, S. V. (2012) Biological and Medical Significance of Nanodimensional and Nanocrystalline Calcium Orthophosphates, in Biomedical Materials and Diagnostic Devices (eds A. Tiwari, M. Ramalingam, H. Kobayashi and A. P.F. Turner), John Wiley & Sons, Inc., Hoboken, NJ, USA. doi: 10.1002/9781118523025.ch2

Editor Information

  1. 1

    Biosensors & Bioelectronics Center, Linköping University, Sweden

  2. 2

    University of Strasbourg, France

  3. 3

    National Institute for Materials Science, Japan

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 16 OCT 2012
  2. Published Print: 24 SEP 2012

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781118030141

Online ISBN: 9781118523025

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Keywords:

  • Calcium orthophosphates;
  • hydroxyapatite;
  • nanodimensional;
  • nano-sized;
  • nanocrystalline;
  • biomedical applications;
  • bone grafts;
  • tissue engineering

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Introduction

  • General Information on “Nano”

  • Micron- and Submicron-Sized Calcium Orthophosphates versus the Nanodimensional Ones

  • Nanodimensional and Nanocrystalline Calcium Orthophosphates in Calcified Tissues of Mammals

  • The Structure of the Nanodimensional and Nanocrystalline Apatites

  • Synthesis of the Nanodimensional and Nanocrystalline Calcium Orthophosphates

  • Biomedical Applications of the Nanodimensional and Nanocrystalline Calcium Orthophosphates

  • Other Applications of the Nanodimensional and Nanocrystalline Calcium Orthophosphates

  • Summary and Perspectives

  • Conclusions