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Title: Nanoindentation study of normal and osteoporotic bones
Authors: Lim, C.T. 
Omar, B.H.B.
Goh, J.C.J.
Issue Date: 2005
Source: Lim, C.T.,Omar, B.H.B.,Goh, J.C.J. (2005). Nanoindentation study of normal and osteoporotic bones. 11th International Conference on Fracture 2005, ICF11 7 : 4781-4785. ScholarBank@NUS Repository.
Abstract: This paper investigates the nanomechanical properties of both normal and osteoporotic rat femur bones using the nanoindentation technique. Here, the Young's modulus and hardness were determined at specific locations within the bone. Microtomography was also used to evaluate the morphological differences between the bones. In general, the mechanical strength of osteoporotic bone was found to be lower than normal bone and the trabecular part more porous. The spatial resolution with which testing was carried out mattered in identifying the mechanical property and morphological differences at the micron and nanometer scale between normal and osteoporotic bones. This can help in the research on the diagnosis of osteoporosis or testing the efficacy of certain treatment methods.
Source Title: 11th International Conference on Fracture 2005, ICF11
URI: http://scholarbank.nus.edu.sg/handle/10635/73662
ISBN: 9781617820632
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