Revista mexicana de física
Print version ISSN 0035-001X
A process for synthesising nanocrystalline hydroxyapatite powders using calcium nitrate tetrahydrated [Ca(NO3)2-4H2O] and phosphorous pentoxide [P2O5] by colloidal solution, is presented and discussed. The powders were washed and calcinated at different temperatures and then characterised by X-ray diffraction (XRD), scanning electron microscopy (SEM) and transmission electron microscopy (TEM). The powder size was compared with the results obtained from TEM and the calculated with the Scherrer's formula.
Keywords : Hydroxyapatite; nanocrystals; X-Ray diffraction; biomaterials; colloidal solution.