Article - 27 Aug 2003
Calcium phosphate ceramics are classified as resorbable biomaterials. Their relative solubilities are looked at and their potential for use as bone defect fillers.
Article - 28 Nov 2002
An overview of bioceramics, their behaviour in the human body, the forms they can take and their functions is provided. In addition materials such as calcium phosphate materials, alumina, zirconia and...
Article - 20 Jun 2006
This study aimed to characterize the nanostructures in individual calcium phosphate (CP) splats deposited by thermal spray processes. The results confirmed that hydroxyapatite (HA) decomposition...
News - 11 Jul 2008
Enlisting an army of plant viruses to their cause, materials researchers at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) have identified a small biomolecule that binds specifically to one...
Article - 19 May 2012
In this study three different geopolymer compositions have been investigated and characterized as potential biomaterials.
Article - 14 Sep 2004
Calcium phosphate coatings have been used on metallic implants which by themselves behave as bioinert biomaterials. The processes are briefly overviewed and the advantages of the sol-gel process...
Article - 7 Nov 2001
Glass is term used to describe various non-crystalline solids. It encompasses materials such as vitreous silica, sodium silicate, crystal, borosilicate, opal, phosphate and chalcogenide glasses as...
News - 3 Feb 2010
Researchers at North Carolina State University have developed a "smart coating" that helps surgical implants bond more closely with bone and ward off infection.
When patients have...
News - 4 Jan 2007
From gemstones to transistors, crystals are everywhere in our daily lives. Crystals also make up the mineralized skeletons of all organisms, including seashells and our own teeth and bones. Perhaps...
News - 14 Jan 2009
It has a beautiful, but also an unpleasant side: crystallization determines the shape of precious stones, but also causes the lime scale in washing machines. How this comes about, has been known for a...