Hydrated Materials - Applications in Biomedicine and the Environment
by Yoshitaka Nakanishi (Kumamoto University, Japan)
Hardback 160 pages 2015-05-31 Print ISBN: 9789814463225 eBook ISBN: 9789814463232 DOI: 10.4032/9789814463232
List price : $149.95
Water covers more than 70% of the earth's surface and is an essential and major component of all living matter. However, artificially hydrated materials, including hydrophilic materials, are far fewer than one might expect. Currently, these materials are in a state of development for applications in fields such as biomedicine, environmental engineering, and industrial engineering. So what do artificially hydrated materials hold for the future? This book is a great introduction to hydrated materials for anyone unfamiliar with the topic. Readers can expect this book to be one of the first steps on the path to deepen the understanding of hydrated materials.
About the Author:
Yoshitaka Nakanishi is professor in Graduate School of Science and Technology, Kumamoto University, Japan. He received his Dr.Eng. in biomedical engineering from Kyushu University. From 2005–2007, he worked as professor in the Research Institute for Biomedical Engineering and as head of the Computational Biomechanics Group affiliated with the Kyushu University Hospital, Japan. He has published over 100 research papers and organized many conferences and workshops in the field of bioengineering.
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|19||Chapter 2: Tribology: Friction,Wear and Lubrication|
|33||Chapter 3: Articular Cartilage|
|41||Chapter 4: The Human Skin and Hydration|
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|71||Chapter 5: Hydrogel Materials for Tissue Engineering|
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|93||Chapter 6: Polyethylene Glycol Gel for Orthopaedic Technologies|
|115||Chapter 7: Environmentally Friendly Bearing and Sealing Systems with Artificial Articular Cartilage for Power Generation from Natural Energy|
|127||Chapter 8: ControllingWater-Based or Oil-Based Film between Shoes and the Floor to Prevent Slips and Falls|
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