Development of an Experimental Phosphate-Calcium Cement with a Whisker-Like Structure

DOI: 10.4236/msa.2012.311111   PDF   HTML     4,077 Downloads   5,750 Views   Citations

Abstract

In a previous study, the authors tried to synthesize dental materials from dental waste, which was accomplished with alginate impression materials and gypsum. A powder was set by mixing it with phosphate solution. Fibrous curled crystals were found through SEM observation. The present study shows a detailed analysis of the crystals. XRD analysis indicated the crystals are Brushite. A unique profile of the crystal shows it can be a good apatite precursor or cell scaffold; however, this hypothesis requires further examination.

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H. Narusawa, Y. Tamaki and T. Miyazaki, "Development of an Experimental Phosphate-Calcium Cement with a Whisker-Like Structure," Materials Sciences and Applications, Vol. 3 No. 11, 2012, pp. 763-767. doi: 10.4236/msa.2012.311111.

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