Investigators at Nanyang Technological University Discuss Findings in Nanotubes (Polymer Composites Reinforced by Nanotubes as Scaffolds for Tissue Engineering)
By a News Reporter-Staff News Editor at Journal of Engineering -- Research findings on Nanotubes are discussed in a new report. According to news reporting from Singapore, Singapore, by VerticalNews journalists, research stated, "The interest in polymer based composites for tissue engineering applications has been increasing in recent years."
The news correspondents obtained a quote from the research from Nanyang Technological University, "Nanotubes materials, including carbon nanotubes (CNTs) and noncarbonic nanotubes, with unique electrical, mechanical, and surface properties, such as high aspect ratio, have long been recognized as effective reinforced materials for enhancing the mechanical properties of polymer matrix. This review paper is an attempt to present a coherent yet concise review on the mechanical and biocompatibility properties of CNTs and noncarbonic nanotubes/polymer composites, such as Boron nitride nanotubes (BNNTs) and Tungsten disulfide nanotubes (WSNTs) reinforced polymer composites which are used as scaffolds for tissue engineering."
According to the news reporters, the research concluded: "We also introduced different preparation methods of CNTs/polymer composites, such as in situ polymerization, solution mixing, melt blending, and latex technology, each of them has its own advantages."
For more information on this research see: Polymer Composites Reinforced by Nanotubes as Scaffolds for Tissue Engineering. International Journal of Polymer Science, 2014;():1-14. International Journal of Polymer Science can be contacted at: Hindawi Publishing Corporation, 410 Park Avenue, 15TH Floor, #287 Pmb, New York, NY 10022, USA. (Hindawi Publishing - www.hindawi.com; International Journal of Polymer Science - www.hindawi.com/journals/ijps/)
Our news journalists report that additional information may be obtained by contacting W. Wang, Nanyang Technological University, Sch Mat Sci & Engn, Singapore 639798, Singapore. Additional authors for this research include S.S. Liao, M. Liu, Q. Zhao and Y.H. Zhu.
Keywords for this news article include: Asia, Engineering, Nanotechnology, Emerging Technologies
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