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Biological Materials

Biological materials may, in a general sense, relate to any type of biomaterial such as organic matter, biomass, biotic materials and tissues. In addition, closely related to biological materials are also issues of biocompatibility, for example related to medical implants and prostheses.

Wood is a naturally produced material with a complex structure. The SEM image shows a corner of a spruce specimen in which it is possible to see growth rings and individual fibers (tracheids). The wood structure is highly anisotropic (with different properties in different directions).
Nature has through evolution created some extraordinary materials. One example – that has created a significant research interest recently – are the very strong mollusk shells that are build up from micrometer-sized calcium carbonate plates held together by an organic materials. The SEM image shows such a structure in a common sweet-water mussel.
Sheep wool is mainly used in textiles, but it is also a good (but uncommon) insulation material in buildings. The fibers are made of natural protein polymers. They create a similar structure with still air as the more common mineral wool insulation.

Building Materials


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Lars Wadsö

PhD, Building Materials

lars.wadso@byggtek.lth.se
Telephone: 046-222 95 92

Centre for Analysis and Synthesis


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Reine Wallenberg

Centre for Analysis and Synthesis

reine.wallenberg@chem.lu.se
Telephone: 046-222 82 33

Department of Biomedical Engineering


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Hanna Isaksson

PhD, Department of Biomedical Engineering

hanna.isaksson@bme.lth.se

Department of Orthopaedics (Lund)


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Magnus Tägil

Department of Orthopaedics (Lund)

magnus.tagil@med.lu.se
Telephone: 046-15 23 63

Physical Chemistry 1


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Emma Sparr

PhD, Physical Chemistry 1

emma.sparr@fkem1.lu.se
Telephone: 046-222 15 36

Polymer and Materials Chemistry


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Reine Wallenberg

Centre for Analysis and Synthesis

reine.wallenberg@chem.lu.se
Telephone: 046-222 82 33

Pure and Applied Biochemistry


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Cedric Dicko

Ph.D, Pure and Applied Biochemistry

cedric.dicko@tbiokem.lth.se
Telephone: 046-222 82 62