Materials & Bioengineering

image of Electrophoretic deposition (EPD) process

Electrophoretic deposition (EPD) process for producing highly loaded, lamellar composites from organoclay particles in polar organic media.

image of roll-to-roll EPD apparatus for producing continuous, thick composite films.

Roll-to-roll EPD apparatus for producing continuous, thick composite films.

Electrophoretic deposition is a powerful tool for preparing layered composites in both aqueous and non-aqueous media. Southwest Research Institute (SwRI) has extensive experience in the roll-to-roll codeposition of inorganic nanoparticles and sorbent materials (e.g., MOFs and carbon aerogels) with organic and hybrid polymers.

image of TEM cross-section of a gibbsite-filled nanocomposite

Transmission electron microscope cross-section of a gibbsite-filled nanocomposite showing lamellar platelet stacking oriented parallel to the electrode surface plane.

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adaptive materials  •  autonomic materials  •  hybrid materials  •  nanomaterials  •  materials testing  •  materials characterization  •  electrophoretic deposition  •  biomaterial  •  medical device  •  biosensors  •  chlorine dioxide  •  nanoparticles  •  encapsulation  •  drug delivery  •  control release  •  tissue engineering  •  regenerative medicine  •  wound care  •  wound dressing  •  surface coating  •  scaffolds  •  bioreactor  •  perfusion system  •  ISO 13485

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