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A Facile Synthesis Route to Prepare Microtubes from Phosphate Glass Fibres

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  • E. A. Abou Neel,

    1. Division of Biomaterials and Tissue Engineering, Eastman Dental Institute, University College London, 256 Gray's Inn Road, London, WC1X 8LD (UK)
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  • A. M. Young,

    1. Division of Biomaterials and Tissue Engineering, Eastman Dental Institute, University College London, 256 Gray's Inn Road, London, WC1X 8LD (UK)
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  • S. N. Nazhat,

    1. Division of Biomaterials and Tissue Engineering, Eastman Dental Institute, University College London, 256 Gray's Inn Road, London, WC1X 8LD (UK)
    2. Present address: Department of Mining, Metals and Materials Engineering, McGill University, 3610 University Street, Montreal, Quebec, H3A 2B2, Canada
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  • J. C. Knowles

    1. Division of Biomaterials and Tissue Engineering, Eastman Dental Institute, University College London, 256 Gray's Inn Road, London, WC1X 8LD (UK)
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  • The help and support from Dr. I. Ahmed, Nicky Mordan, and the late Mike Kayser are gratefully acknowledged. This project was funded by the Egyptian Government and UK EPSRC.

Abstract

Fabrication of calcium phosphate microtubes is performed utilizing a simple dissolution-reprecipitation mechanism, to form amorphous microtubes with sizes of the order of 10 to 20μm. Raman microspectroscopy gives more understanding of the degradation and formation mechanism.

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