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Composites as Biomaterials

  • Vasif Hasirci
  • Nesrin Hasirci
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Abstract

Composites are materials which contain more than one component with different physical, chemical, and structural characteristics, and each component contributes to the final product to reach a desirable composition and property. Research on engineered composites was started in the 1960s, and the first composites were produced for automobile and aerospace industries to produce tough, mechanically strong, and stable materials and to have the performance exceed the requirements. The definition of a composite is “combination of two materials in which one of them serves as the reinforcing phase (in the form of fibers, sheets, or particles) embedded in the second material, the matrix.”

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Vasif Hasirci
    • 1
  • Nesrin Hasirci
    • 2
  1. 1.BIOMATEN Center of Excellence in Biomaterials and Tissue Engineering, and Department of Biological SciencesMiddle East Technical UniversityAnkaraTurkey
  2. 2.BIOMATEN Center of Excellence in Biomaterials and Tissue Engineering, and Department of ChemistryMiddle East Technical UniversityAnkaraTurkey

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