Structure and composition of silicon-stabilized tricalcium phosphate
Silicon stabilized tricalcium phosphate [Si-TCP] is a bioceramic of major biological interest because of its osteoconductivity and unique influence on skeletal tissue repair and remodelling.
In this research paper co-authored by Octane CEO Tim Smith, scientists explain how Si-TCP is formed within the calcium hydroxyapatite (HA)—tricalcium phosphate (TCP) system, and propose a composition range and crystallographic structure for Si-TCP.
Biomaterials, Volume 24, Issue 3, (2003), ISSN 0142-9612
Authors: M. Sayer, A.D. Stratilatova, J. Reida, L. Calderina, M.J. Stotta, X. Yina, M. MacKenzie, T.J.N. Smith, J.A. Hendry, S.D. Langstaff
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