Novel fast and easy growth of highly crystalline, idiomorphic fluorapatite crystals via an atmospheric pressure plasma-assisted flux coating method

Katsuya Teshima, Sunhyung Lee, Takahiro Ishizaki, Shoko Mori, Chikara Mori, Kunio Yubuta, Takanori Ichiki, Toetsu Shishido, Shuji Oishi

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Idiomorphic and one-dimensional (1-D) Ca5F(PO4) 3 (fluorapatite, FAp) crystals were successfully, directly, and densely grown on silicon and poly(ethylene terephthalate) (PET) substrates via an atmospheric pressure plasma-assisted flux coating (APP-FC) method. To achieve a low-temperature crystal growth, a KNO3-LiNO3 mixture was chosen as the flux.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1749-1751
Number of pages3
Issue number6
Publication statusPublished - 2011 Mar 21
Externally publishedYes


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Chemistry(all)
  • Materials Science(all)
  • Condensed Matter Physics

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