Chakraborty, Jui and Chatterjee, Saradiya and Sinha, Mithlesh Kumar and Basu, Debabrata (2007) Effect of albumin on the growth characteristics of hydroxyapatite coatings on alumina substrates. Journal of the American Ceramic Society, 90 (10). pp. 3360-3363. ISSN 0002-7820

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A potent biomolecule, egg albumin (EA), has been used in the biomimetic coating of hydroxyapatite (HAp) on alpha-Al2O3 substrate. The same experiment was repeated without using EA and the results have been compared. In both cases, the substrates were incubated up to 6 days in SBF (simulated body fluid) at 37 degrees C with a periodic replacement by freshly prepared SBF at 48-h intervals. The presence of EA influenced the growth and morphology of HAp crystals. Without EA, the HAp coating comprises irregular-shaped, serrated-edged plates whereas with EA, thick and regular-edged HAp crystal plates were observed on the alpha-Al2O3 substrate.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: Processing Science
Divisions: Bioceramics & Coating
Depositing User: Namita Dutta
Date Deposited: 24 Jan 2012 10:11
Last Modified: 26 Feb 2014 08:02

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