Octacalciumphosphate crytals, SEM

Octacalciumphosphate crytals, SEM

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Caption: Coloured scanning electron micrograph (SEM) of octacalciumphosphate (OCP) crytals. The size of this flower-like structure is less than the diameter of a human hair. It formed in a solution containing proteins. OCP is widely regarded as a biological precursor to apatite, the mineral that makes up human teeth and bones.

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Keywords: biomimetics, black background, calcium phosphate, chemical, chemistry, colored, coloured, crystal, crystalline, elastin-like protein, false-coloured, flower-like, mineral, minerology, ocp, octacalcium phosphate, scanning electron micrograph, scanning electron microscope, sem

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