Substitution mechanism of Zn ions in β-tricalcium phosphate

Kazuhiko Kawabata, Tomoyuki Yamamoto*, Akihiko Kitada

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Zn-doped β-tricalcium phosphate (β-TCP) is synthesized by the solid-state reaction method. The substitution mechanism of Zn ions in β-TCP synthesized here is investigated by carrying out a combination of near-edge X-ray absorption fine structure (NEXAFS) measurements and first-principles calculations. From the results of the present study, the substitution site for Zn ions in β-TCP is successfully determined.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)890-894
Number of pages5
JournalPhysica B: Condensed Matter
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - 2011 Feb


  • Bioceramics
  • First-principles calculation
  • Near-edge X-ray absorption fine structure measurement
  • Zinc
  • β-tricalcium phosphate

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering


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