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Atomic force microscope-based methods for the nano-mechanical characterisation of hydrogels and other viscoelastic polymeric materials for biomedical applications

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Hydrogels, porous hydrated polymeric materials, are being increasingly used in biomedical applications. The mechanical properties of hydrogels play an important role in the success of many of these applications (e.g. tissue engineering and drug delivery), and can be modulated by external stimuli and/or by changing hydrogel structure and composition. Therefore, it is important to measure and understand these mechanical properties at cellular length scales (nano/micro-scale) to improve the e...

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Division:
MPLS
Department:
Physics
Sub department:
Condensed Matter Physics
Research group:
Contera group
Oxford college:
Wolfson College
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Borsa di perfezionamento all'estero
Funding agency for:
Piacenti, AR
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Funding agency for:
Piacenti, AR
Type of award:
DPhil
Level of award:
Doctoral
Awarding institution:
University of Oxford

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