Publisher DOI: 10.1016/j.scriptamat.2012.11.007
Title: Fracture behavior of hydroxyapatite nanofibers in dental enamel under micropillar compression
Language: English
Authors: Yilmaz, Ezgi D. 
Bechtle, Sabine 
Özcoban, Hüseyin 
Schreyer, Andreas 
Schneider, Gerold A. 
Keywords: Biological materials;Dental enamel;Hydroxyapatite;Micro-compression
Issue Date: 10-Nov-2012
Publisher: Elsevier Science
Source: Scripta Materialia 6 (68): 404-407 (2013)
Journal or Series Name: Scripta Materialia 
Abstract (english): Understanding the structure-property relations of load-bearing natural materials can provide design strategies for the generation of bio-inspired materials showing enhanced mechanical properties. Dental enamel is a highly damage-tolerant biological nanocomposite having a high mineral content. Its hierarchical structure consists of hydroxyapatite nanofibers enveloped by proteins on the smallest length scale. In this work, we show the fracture behavior of nanofibers in enamel by conducting micropillar compression tests. The evaluation and the result of the mechanical properties are discussed.© 2012 Acta Materialia Inc. Published by Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/11420/6922
ISSN: 1359-6462
Institute: Keramische Hochleistungswerkstoffe M-9 
Type: (wissenschaftlicher) Artikel
Funded by: Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft (DFG)
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