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Synthesis and characterisation of amorphous bioceramics

Slater, Colin (2012)
Ph.D. thesis, University of Birmingham.

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The development and availability of more sophisticated techniques for probing the local structure of materials has shown the prevalence and significance of poorly crystalline and amorphous phases in a wide range of biological processes. Such techniques, including pair distribution function analysis (PDF) and solid state nuclear magnetic resonance spectroscopy (NMR) have been used in this work to investigate the structure and properties of a series of amorphous pyrophosphate phases, of biological significance to the formation of natural hard tissue, and their effect on modified calcium phosphate cement formulations.
The work in this thesis demonstrates the use of such techniques in the characterisation of amorphous phases.

Type of Work:Ph.D. thesis.
Supervisor(s):Wright, Adrian and Grover, Liam
School/Faculty:Colleges (2008 onwards) > College of Engineering & Physical Sciences
Department:School of Chemistry
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Subjects:QD Chemistry
Institution:University of Birmingham
ID Code:3396
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