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Other materials stories that may be of interest

By / December 4, 2012

So much to read, so little time. Maybe try anyway: Scientists discover novel way to ‘heal’ defects in materials In a paper published in Nature Materials, a team of researchers report they have succeeded in creating a defect in the structure of a single-layer crystal by simply inserting an extra particle, and then watching as…

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Other materials science stories that may be of interest

By / August 14, 2012

Lots of interesting work happening out there: Making “renewable” viable: Drexel engineers develop new technology for grid-level electrical energy storage A team of researchers from Drexel University’s College of Engineering has developed a new method for quickly and efficiently storing large amounts of electrical energy. The researchers are putting forward a plan to integrate into the…

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Microwaving of hydroxyapatite, ZrO2 combo yields promising strong bone graft scaffold

By / July 24, 2012

Photographs of the mechanically strong and biocompatible hydroxyapatite/t-ZrO2 composite scaffolds prepared by microwave sintering at 1,300°C (a, b), 1,400°C (c, d) and 1500°C (e, f). Credit: Jang et al.; Science and Technology of Advanced Materials. A group of Korean researchers at Soonchunhyang University who have been working on developing various types of a bone-like scaffolds to…

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Reactive fillers to produce wollastonite bioceramics

By Martin Grolms / May 3, 2012

Examples of 3D wollastonite-based scaffold from preceramic polymers with reactive fillers. This sample from is from fused deposition, after ceramization. Credit: E. Bernardo et. al.; Adv. Eng. Mater. The main problem with the production of preceramic polymers is the formation of cracks and pores upon heat treatment. It is associated with the gas release and shrinkage occurring…

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