Article - 27 Sep 2001
Adding nanosized particles to polymers can enhance properties such as strength, modulus, thermal stability as well as decreasing gas permeability. Properties such as toughness and impact resistance...
Article - 22 Apr 2022
This article explores the recent advancements in the numerous applications of polyvinyl alcohol (PVA) and its various composites.
Article - 29 Jun 2021
This article discusses in detail how the surface roughness of medical implants affects their functionality.
Article - 5 Oct 2012
Scientists at the RIKEN Nishina Center for Accelerator-based Science, located Wako, near Tokyo, have found the most conclusive evidence yet that they have created element number 113 on the periodic...
Article - 10 Sep 2012
The Paralympic games are bigger than ever, with 4280 athletes competing across 166 teams, and much new found media attention.
Article - 14 Feb 2010
Currently, surgeons use two primary types of materials inside the body to replace damaged body parts: either common industrial materials or harvested natural materials. In order to replace these...
Article - 19 Mar 2003
A new coating has been developed for implants such as hip replacements. The coating is designed improve the life expectancy of the implants and offer improved bonding compared to cementless implants....
Article - 13 Jun 2002
Pyrolytic carbon is biocompatible and thromboresistant. This combined with wear resistance, durability and strength make it an ideal material for artificial heart valves. The development of the...
Article - 19 Jun 2001
A new physical state for polymers has been developed, such that polymers have a controlled elastic modulus and refractive index gradients through them. Potential applications include gaskets and...
Article - 7 Mar 2022
Polymer gels have been studied for decades thanks to their unique and highly tuneable physiochemical properties. Today, with their recently developed color-changing abilities, further applications...