Scanning transmission electron microscopic tomography of cortical bone using Z-contrast imaging.


Previously we presented (McNally et al., 2012) a model for the ultrastructure of bone showing that the mineral resides principally outside collagen fibrils in the form of 5 nm thick mineral structures hundreds of nanometers long oriented parallel to the fibrils. Here we use high-angle annular dark-field electron tomography in the scanning transmission… (More)
DOI: 10.1016/j.micron.2013.03.002