Record number :
491050
Title of article :
Evidence of hydroxyl-ion deficiency in bone apatites: an inelastic neutron-scattering study
Author/Authors :
C.-K. Loong، نويسنده , , L. Duyver & M. E. C. Rey، نويسنده , , L.T. Kuhn، نويسنده , , C. Combes، نويسنده , , Y. Wu، نويسنده , , S.-H. Chen، نويسنده , , M.J. Glimcher، نويسنده ,
Issue Information :
روزنامه با شماره پیاپی سال 2000
Pages :
4
From page :
599
To page :
602
Abstract :
The novelty of very large neutron-scattering intensity from the nuclear-spin incoherence in hydrogen has permitted the determination of atomic motion of hydrogen in synthetic hydroxyapatite and in deproteinated isolated apatite crystals of bovine and rat bone without the interference of vibrational modes from other structural units. From an inelastic neutron-scattering experiment, we found no sharp excitations characteristic of the vibrational mode and stretch vibrations of OH ions around 80 and 450 meV (645 and 3630 cm−1), respectively, in the isolated, deproteinated crystals of bone apatites; such salient features were clearly seen in micron- and nanometer-size crystals of pure hydroxyapatite powders. Thus, the data provide additional definitive evidence for the lack of OH− ions in the crystals of bone apatite. Weak features at 160–180 and 376 meV, which are clearly observed in the apatite crystals of rat bone and possibly in adult mature bovine bone, but to a much lesser degree, but not in the synthetic hydroxyapatite, are assigned to the deformation and stretch modes of OH ions belonging to HPO4-like species.
Keywords :
Hydroxyapatite , Hydroxyl ions , Acidphosphates. , Bone apatite
Journal title :
Bone
Serial Year :
2000
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