Introduction: Properties of Materials—the Palette of the Biomaterials Engineer

Jack E. Lemons, Guigen Zhang

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This chapter provides a glimpse of the content in Part 1 of this book. In an analogy to the palette used by artists, it highlights the expansion of the biomaterials at our disposal from traditional materials such as metals, ceramics, polymers, composites, to materials of biological and living characteristics, and the evolving methods for characterizing these materials and their interactions with human body for the design and creation of medical treatments.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationBiomaterials Science
Subtitle of host publicationAn Introduction to Materials in Medicine
Number of pages2
ISBN (Electronic)9780128161371
StatePublished - Jan 1 2020

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  • Basic information on bulk
  • Biomaterials engineer
  • Palette
  • Surface properties of biomaterails

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Medicine
  • General Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology


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