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Analysis of surface layers on bioactive glasses

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<mark>Journal publication date</mark>1/08/1994
<mark>Journal</mark>Biomaterials
Issue number10
Volume15
Number of pages6
Pages (from-to)865-870
Publication StatusPublished
<mark>Original language</mark>English

Abstract

FT-Raman spectroscopy proves to be a powerful technique to study surface reactions on bioactive glasses and it eliminates the fluorescence of the organic phase of whole bone, thereby making it possible to compare the reaction layers formed on bioactive glasses with the mineral phase of bone. The spectrum of hydroxycarbonate apatite (HCA) developed on the bioactive glasses is closer to that of bone than synthetic hydroxyapatite (HA) and closely matches that of bone mineral obtained by deproteination of whole human femoral cortical bone. Biomaterials (1994) 15, (10) 865-870. © 1994.