Text icon  Structural models of bioactive glasses from molecular dynamics simulations

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Description: This paper reviews recent advances in computer modelling of bioactive glasses based on molecular dynamics simulations, which are starting to unveil key structural features of these materials, thus contributing to improve our fundamental understanding of how bioactive materials work. The bioactive mechanism, by which living tissues attach to and integrate with an artificial implant through stable chemical bonds, is at the core of many current medical applications of biomaterials, as well as of novel promising applications in tissue engineering.
Keywords: glass • aluminosilicate • ceramic • bioactivity • biodegradability • durability • implants • medical • structural properties • simulation • modelling • article
Categories: Science approaches > Structure, bonding & defects
Science approaches > Modelling & simulation
Materials > Ceramics & glasses > Glasses > Alumino silicate
Materials > Hybrids > Composites > Ceramic matrix
Applications > Biomedical
Properties > Chemical & biological > Biological
Created by: Antonio Tilocca, University College London
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Date created: 13 January 2009
Date added: 03 March 2011
Resource ID: 3459