Growth of one-dimensional single-crystalline hydroxyapatite nanorods

Fuzeng Ren*, Ding Yonghui, Xiang Ge, Xiong Lu, Kefeng Wang, Yang Leng

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Abstract

A facile, effective and template/surfactant-free hydrothermal route in the presence of sodium bicarbonate was developed to synthesize highly uniform single-crystalline hydroxyapatite (HA) nanorods with the lengths of several hundred nanometers and aspect ratio up to ∼20. One dimensional (1-D) growth and aspect ratio could be controlled by hydrothermal reaction time and temperature. The longitudinal axis, also the growth direction of the nanorods, is parallel to the [001] direction of HA hexagonal crystal structure.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)75-82
Number of pages8
JournalJournal of Crystal Growth
Volume349
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Jun 15 2012

Keywords

  • A1. Crystal structure
  • A2. Hydrothermal
  • B1. Hydroxyapatite
  • B1. Nanorods

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Inorganic Chemistry
  • Materials Chemistry

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