Local environment analysis of Mn ions in β-tricalcium phosphate

Kazuhiko Kawabata, Hironobu Sato, Tomoyuki Yamamoto

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    Mn-doped β-tricalcium phosphate (β-TCP) is synthesized by the solid-state reaction method. The local environment of doped Mn ions in β-TCP is investigated by the near-edge X-ray absorption fine structure (NEXAFS) measurements. The first principles calculations are also carried out to obtain the theoretical NEXAFS spectra within the density functional theory (DFT). Observed NEXAFS spectra from the Mn ions in β-TCP are quantitatively well reproduced by the present theoretical calculations, which show Mn ions are substituted for Ca2+ site in β-TCP.

    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)108-110
    Number of pages3
    JournalNippon Seramikkusu Kyokai Gakujutsu Ronbunshi/Journal of the Ceramic Society of Japan
    Issue number1349
    Publication statusPublished - 2008 Jan



    • β-tricalcium phosphate
    • First principles calculation
    • Local environment
    • Mn
    • Near-edge x-ray absorption fine structure

    ASJC Scopus subject areas

    • Ceramics and Composites

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