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Chapter 1

Biological Apatites in Bone and Teeth

The bones and teeth of all vertebrates are natural composite materials (Figure 1.1), where one of the components is an inorganic nanocrystalline solid with apatite structure and the chemical composition of a carbonated, basic calcium phosphate, hence it can be termed a carbonate-hydroxy-apatite. It ...

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17 Sep 2008
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2008
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978-0-85404-142-8
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978-1-84755-892-3