Advancing engineering and medical frontiers
Learn about the classification, structure, properties and uses of ceramic materials, and explore the world of advanced ceramics and the role they play in the engineering and medical fields.
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Bovine hydroxyapatite is being investigated as a possible human bone repair material. Instead of harvesting human bone (autografting) for use in the repair process, bovine hydroxyapatite is a...
Advanced ceramics have an amazing range of properties and uses. They can be designed and engineered to solve just about any problem or challenge we face.
‘Ceramic’ comes from the Greek word meaning ‘pottery’. Today, the term ‘ceramic’ has a more expansive meaning. It includes non clay-based advanced ceramics, which are being increasingly...
The minerals found in human teeth and bones that give them their hardness and strength belong to a mineral family known as biological apatites.