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Tough Gel May Help With Replacing Damaged Cartilage In Human Joints
2012-09-05 13:55:42

Biocompatible material created at Harvard is much tougher than cartilage A team of experts in mechanics, materials science, and tissue engineering at Harvard have created an extremely stretchy and tough gel that may pave the way to replacing damaged cartilage in human joints. Called a hydrogel, because its main ingredient is water, the new material is a hybrid of two weak gels that combine to create something much stronger. Not only can this new gel stretch to 21 times its original...

Thinner Aerogel Is 500 Times Stronger
2012-08-20 08:16:23

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online An enhanced version of the world's lightest solid material, said to be as much as 500 times stronger than its predecessors, was unveiled during a meeting of the American Chemical Society (ACS) on Sunday. The substance, a new flexible aerogel, replaces traditional silica-based types of the solid insulating material, the organization said in an August 19 announcement. Traditional aerogels are brittle, easy to break, and prone to...

Custom Designed And Built Mesoscopic Structures Make For Faster, Cheaper Gas And Liquid Separation
2012-06-25 09:56:54

Building larger porous coordination polymer architectures In what may prove to be a significant boon for industry, separating mixtures of liquids or gasses has just become considerably easier. Using a new process they describe as "reverse fossilization," scientists at Kyoto University's WPI Institute for Integrated Cell-Material Sciences (iCeMS) have succeeded in creating custom designed porous substances capable of low cost, high efficiency separation. The process takes place in the...


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0_21759bcd371ae5969643881e0239a2fa
2010-11-15 19:14:10

Silica Gel, made synthetically from sodium silicate, is granular, vitreous, highly porous form of silica. Silica is a naturally occurring mineral that is purified and processed into either granular or beaded form. It has a strong affinity for water molecules. Silica gel is commonly used as a desiccant where it is packed in vapor-permeable plastic in order to control local humidity in order to avoid spoilage or degradation of some goods. Due to their high absorption of moisture and...

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