Structural imperfections of the hydroxyapatite surface layer to engineer its electrical potential

Anna Bystrova (RTU) speaks at the Institute of Solid State Physics UL Doctoral School “Functional Materials and Nanotechnologies” scientific seminar on November 22, at 13:00, Ķengaraga street 8, 2nd floor hall.

Hydroxyapatite (HAp) is the most common material for bone implants. The influence on HAp surface potential of such structural imperfections as OH-, O-, H- vacancies, H-interstitials was considered. The design of crystalline HAp structures is performed in the theoretical part of work. The possible ways to engeneer the above defects are analysed in the experimental part of work.