Next Article in Journal
Targeted Delivery of Protein Drugs by Nanocarriers
Next Article in Special Issue
Long Term Fatigue Behavior of Zirconia Based Dental Ceramics
Previous Article in Journal
Charge-Transfer Controlled Crystallization of a Model Oligomer for Donor-Acceptor-Polythiophenes
Previous Article in Special Issue
Bone Substitute Fabrication Based on Dissolution-Precipitation Reactions
Review

Freeze-Casting of Porous Biomaterials: Structure, Properties and Opportunities

Laboratoire de Synthèse et Fonctionnalisation des Céramiques, UMR 3080, CNRS/Saint-Gobain CREE, Cavaillon, France
Materials 2010, 3(3), 1913-1927; https://doi.org/10.3390/ma3031913
Received: 5 February 2010 / Revised: 24 February 2010 / Accepted: 16 March 2010 / Published: 17 March 2010
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Ceramics for Healthcare)
The freeze-casting of porous materials has received a great deal of attention during the past few years. This simple process, where a material suspension is simply frozen and then sublimated, provides materials with unique porous architectures, where the porosity is almost a direct replica of the frozen solvent crystals. This review focuses on the recent results on the process and the derived porous structures with regards to the biomaterials applications. Of particular interest is the architecture of the materials and the versatility of the process, which can be readily controlled and applied to biomaterials applications. A careful control of the starting formulation and processing conditions is required to control the integrity of the structure and resulting properties. Further in vitro and in vivo investigations are required to validate the potential of this new class of porous materials. View Full-Text
Keywords: freeze-casting; porous ceramics; composites; biomaterials freeze-casting; porous ceramics; composites; biomaterials
Show Figures

Graphical abstract

MDPI and ACS Style

Deville, S. Freeze-Casting of Porous Biomaterials: Structure, Properties and Opportunities. Materials 2010, 3, 1913-1927. https://doi.org/10.3390/ma3031913

AMA Style

Deville S. Freeze-Casting of Porous Biomaterials: Structure, Properties and Opportunities. Materials. 2010; 3(3):1913-1927. https://doi.org/10.3390/ma3031913

Chicago/Turabian Style

Deville, Sylvain. 2010. "Freeze-Casting of Porous Biomaterials: Structure, Properties and Opportunities" Materials 3, no. 3: 1913-1927. https://doi.org/10.3390/ma3031913

Find Other Styles

Article Access Map by Country/Region

1
Only visits after 24 November 2015 are recorded.
Back to TopTop