Mineral crystals in calcified tissues: a comparative study by SAXS.

  title={Mineral crystals in calcified tissues: a comparative study by SAXS.},
  author={Peter Fratzl and M Groschner and Gero Vogl and Hanns Plenk and J. Eschberger and Nadja Fratzl-Zelman and Kristian Koller and Klaus Klaushofer},
  journal={Journal of bone and mineral research : the official journal of the American Society for Bone and Mineral Research},
  volume={7 3},
The shape, the typical orientation, and the average size of mineral crystals in different types of mineralized tissues were investigated by means of small-angle x-ray scattering (SAXS). To rule out eventual artifacts due to sample preparation, four different standard preparation techniques were used and a comparison showed that the SAXS results were identical for all four methods. In mineralized turkey leg tendon, a frequently used model system for bone, the crystals were found to be typically… CONTINUE READING

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