Nucleation and growth of mineral crystals in bone studied by small-angle X-ray scattering

@article{Fratzl1991NucleationAG,
  title={Nucleation and growth of mineral crystals in bone studied by small-angle X-ray scattering},
  author={Peter Fratzl and Nadja Fratzl-Zelman and Klaus Klaushofer and Gero Vogl and Kristian Koller},
  journal={Calcified Tissue International},
  year={1991},
  volume={48},
  pages={407-413}
}
The mechanism of calcification in bone and related tissues is a matter of current interest. The mean size and the arrangement of the mineral crystals are important parameters difficult to obtain by electron microscopy. Furthermore, most studies have been carried out on poorly calcified model systems or chemically treated samples. In the work presented here, native bone was studied as a function of age by a quantitative small-angle X-ray scattering method (SAXS). Bone samples (calvariae and… CONTINUE READING

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