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Title: The mineral constituent of compact bone : its relation to mechanical properties
Author: Smith, Christopher Bruce
ISNI:       0000 0001 3423 7178
Awarding Body: University of Glasgow
Current Institution: University of Glasgow
Date of Award: 1975
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The thesis is concerned with the role played by mineral substance in determining mechanical properties of bone. A variety of techniques have been used to study the physical nature of bone mineral and the mechanical properties of compact bone tissue. Bones obtained from male and female cadavera ranging in age from 3 and-a-half to 92 years were studied. X-ray powder diffraction analysis has confirmed the calcium hydroxyapatite-like structure of crystalline bone mineral (chapter 2), but failed to provide evidence of the presence of any other inorganic crystalline component in bone tissue. Observed diffraction patterns each comprised a number of well-resolved reflections with comparatively little diffuse scattering, suggesting a high degree of crystallinity of bone mineral.
Supervisor: Not available Sponsor: Not available
Qualification Name: Thesis (Ph.D.) Qualification Level: Doctoral
EThOS ID:  DOI: Not available
Keywords: QM Human anatomy ; T Technology (General)