The Ultrastructure of Bone and Its Relevance to Mechanical Properties

@inproceedings{Schwarcz2017TheUO,
  title={The Ultrastructure of Bone and Its Relevance to Mechanical Properties},
  author={Henry P. Schwarcz and Diab W Abueidda and Iwona Jasiuk},
  booktitle={Front. Phys.},
  year={2017}
}
Bone is a biologically generated composite material comprised of two major structural components: crystals of apatite and collagen fibrils. Computational analysis of the mechanical properties of bone must make assumptions about the geometric and topological relationships between these components. Recent transmission electron microscope (TEM) studies of samples of bone prepared using ion milling methods have revealed important previously unrecognized features in the ultrastructure of bone. These… CONTINUE READING