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Title: Processing of porous and dense ceramics using natural polymer binders for biomedical applications
Author: He, Xing
ISNI:       0000 0004 2677 547X
Awarding Body: University of Bristol
Current Institution: University of Bristol
Date of Award: 2009
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Ceramics have long been used in different biomedical applications. Examples include biodegradable porous ceramic scaffolds and bioactive dense ceramic implants and prostheses. For the fabrication of different forms of ceramics, polymer binders, organic solvents and hazardous processing aids have often been used. Some of them, e.g. acrylamide monomers used in the conventional gelcasting processing. are even toxic. There is a compelling need to develop eco-friendly processing of ceramics. In this work, an environmentally-friendly protein system - egg white protein - has been employed to fabricate porous and dense ceramics to take the advantage of the well-known foaming and gelling capabilities of egg white protein.
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Qualification Name: Thesis (Ph.D.) Qualification Level: Doctoral
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