Hydroxyapatite: Past, present, and future

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Abstract

Recent discovery of piezoelectricity, pyroelectricity, and ferroelectricity in hydroxyapatite (HA) has changed a decade-long view on its crystal structure. In this chapter, we discuss these new properties of HA. We also outline how these properties may lead to future investigations in medicinal and energy applications of HA.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationElectrically Active Materials for Medical Devices
PublisherImperial College Press
Pages29-50
Number of pages22
ISBN (Electronic)9781783269877
ISBN (Print)9781783269860
DOIs
StatePublished - 1 Sep 2016

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