Morphology of sol-gel derived nano-coated coralline hydroxyapatite.

  title={Morphology of sol-gel derived nano-coated coralline hydroxyapatite.},
  author={B. Ben-Nissan and Aleksander Milev and Razi Vago},
  volume={25 20},
Current bone graft materials are mainly produced from coralline hydroxyapatite (HAp). Due to the nature of the conversion process, commercial coralline HAp has retained coral or CaCO(3,) and the structure possesses nanopores within the inter-pore trabeculae, resulting in high dissolution rates. Under certain conditions these features reduce durability and strength and are not utilised where high structural strength is required. To overcome these limitations, a new coral double-conversion… CONTINUE READING