The nanometre-scale physiology of bone: steric modelling and scanning transmission electron microscopy of collagen-mineral structure.

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The nanometre-scale structure of collagen and bioapatite within bone establishes bone's physical properties, including strength and toughness. However, the nanostructural organization within bone is not well known and is debated. Widely accepted models hypothesize that apatite mineral ('bioapatite') is present predominantly inside collagen fibrils: in 'gap… (More)
DOI: 10.1098/rsif.2011.0880

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@article{Alexander2012TheNP, title={The nanometre-scale physiology of bone: steric modelling and scanning transmission electron microscopy of collagen-mineral structure.}, author={Benjamin Alexander and Tyrone L. Daulton and Guy M. Genin and Justin Herrold Lipner and Jill Dill Pasteris and Brigitte Wopenka and Stavros Thomopoulos}, journal={Journal of the Royal Society, Interface}, year={2012}, volume={9 73}, pages={1774-86} }