fluorapatite


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fluorapatite

[flu̇·′rap·ə‚tīt]
(mineralogy)
Ca5(PO4)3F A mineral of the solid-solution series of the apatite group; common accessory mineral in igneous rocks.
An apatite mineral in which the fluoride member dominates.
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Glass Carbomer cement represents a new generation of dental material, which mineralizes gradually into fluorapatite, demonstrates good toughness and strength of material and better fluoride release than its predecessors.
Gupta, Effect of crystallization heat treatment on the microstructure of niobium-doped fluorapatite glass-ceramics, Journal of Biomedical Materials and Research Part B Applied Biomaterials (2012).
Standard microbiological procedures were carried to make the double dilution of the Fluorapatite coated Graft solution.
Walters, "Effect of niobium content on the microstructure and thermal properties of fluorapatite glass-ceramics," Journal of Biomedical Materials Research Part B: Applied Biomaterials, vol.
Fluorapatite phases were considered because of their influences on the contribution and mobility of [F.sup.-].
Blasse, "Luminescence of the [Sb.sup.3+] ion in calcium fluorapatite and other phosphates," Mat.
In profile C, the weathered shale and protolith portions contained fluorapatite. Based on the XRF analysis (Table 1), Si content increases from 52.3% to 65.2% in profile A and from 49.1% to 70.5% in profile C.
Phosphate minerals on Earth, like fluorapatite and whitlockite, take their time to dissolve, they are also not readily incorporated into a water-based solution, which is why their concentration are relatively low.
The Mazidagi phosphate rock is mainly composed of calcite, fluorapatite, and carbonate-fluorapatite [3].