Materials Science » Composite Materials

Advances in Composite Materials for Medicine and Nanotechnology

Edited by Brahim Attaf, ISBN 978-953-307-235-7, 660 pages, Publisher: InTech, Chapters published April 01, 2011 under CC BY-NC-SA 3.0 license
DOI: 10.5772/1934
Edited Volume

Due to their good mechanical characteristics in terms of stiffness and strength coupled with mass-saving advantage and other attractive physico-chemical properties, composite materials are successfully used in medicine and nanotechnology fields. To this end, the chapters composing the book have been divided into the following sections: medicine, dental and pharmaceutical applications; nanocomposites for energy efficiency; characterization and fabrication, all of which provide an invaluable overview of this fascinating subject area. The book presents, in addition, some studies carried out in orthopedic and stomatological applications and others aiming to design and produce new devices using the latest advances in nanotechnology. This wide variety of theoretical, numerical and experimental results can help specialists involved in these disciplines to enhance competitiveness and innovation.