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PN junction characteristics and photoelectromagnetic effect in bone.

Authors
  • Behari, J
  • Andrabi, W H
Type
Published Article
Journal
Biomaterials
Publisher
Elsevier
Publication Date
Jan 01, 1981
Volume
2
Issue
1
Pages
23–27
Identifiers
PMID: 7236828
Source
Medline
License
Unknown

Abstract

The characteristics of PN junction in bone are investigated. Collagen (N type) and apatite (P type) complex are supposed to form this junction and their behaviour for reverse and forward bias is examined. It is suggested that mucopolysaccharides play an important role in controlling junction characteristics. There is found to be generation of photocurrent in response to infrared light; while ultra-violet light produces a permanent change in its behaviour. Magnetic field is found to enhance the optical response of the junction.

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