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A dewetting process to nano-pattern collagen on hydroxyapatite

Monkawa, Akira and Ikoma, Toshiyuki and Yunoki, Shunji and Ohta, Kazushi and Tanaka, Junzo (2006) A dewetting process to nano-pattern collagen on hydroxyapatite. Materials Letters, 60 (29-30). 3647 - 3650.

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Nano-patterned collagen layers on the sintered hydroxyapatite (HAp) disk with a mirror surface were fabricated by the dewetting methods. The surface wettability, energy and tension were of great importance for the formation of nanostructured collagen layers. The maximum adsorption amount and binding affinity of collagen onto the sintered HAp particle were analyzed by the adsorption isotherm curve to elucidate the formation mechanism of nano-patterned collagen layers. The slow evaporation of solvent from the adsorbed collagen layers can produce netlike structures of collagen with an average pore diameter of 80–90 nm, and its height of rims was 2–3 nm from atomic force microscopy.

Item Type:Article
Uncontrolled Keywords:Hydroxyapatite; Collagen; Dewetting; Atomic force microscopy; Surfaces
Subjects:Material Science > Bio materials
Material Science > Nanostructured materials
ID Code:6772
Deposited By:SPI
Deposited On:06 Feb 2010 12:19
Last Modified:06 Feb 2010 12:19

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