Mimicking biomineralization under microgravity

Sinha, Arvind and Gupta, A K and Pramanick, A K and Nayar, S and Gunjan, M K and Mishra, T and Bhatt, N C and Vishwanath, N and Das, Samar (2009) Mimicking biomineralization under microgravity. Materials Science and Engineering: C, 29 (3). pp. 779-784.

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Polymer matrix mediated synthesis of hydroxyapatite nanoparticles under microgravity has been carried out on-board during the flight of first recoverable space capsule (SRE-1) launched by Indian Space Research Organization. In contrast, of a defect free large crystal formation under microgravity in solution crystallization, the present study revealed an order of magnitude reduction in the dimensions of hydroxyapatite nanoparticles synthesized by a biomimetic process with respect to its 1g counterpart.

Item Type:Article
Official URL/DOI:http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.msec.2008.07.011
Uncontrolled Keywords:Microgravity; Biomimetics; Hydroxyapatite; Poly(vinyl) alcohol; Nanoparticles
Divisions:Material Science and Technology
ID Code:27
Deposited By:Dr. A K Sahu
Deposited On:22 Sep 2009 16:06
Last Modified:09 Feb 2012 13:11
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