Hybrid Materials
Materials & Bioengineering

image of Lamellar lyotropic liquid-crystalline phosphonate under cross-polarized light

Lamellar lyotropic liquid-crystalline phosphonate under cross-polarized light

image of computer simulation

Computer simulation of α-zirconium phosphonate nanoplatelets with 1-methoxyundecyl surface functionality

Hybrid materials lay at the interface between organic and inorganic materials. The lines between filler and matrix are blurred as the secondary phase is reduced to molecular length scales.

Southwest Research Institute (SwRI) has experience in the synthesis, formulation, and computer modeling of:

  • Metal phosphonates
  • Metal oxoclusters
  • Metal-organic frameworks
  • Cubic silsesquioxanes
  • Silicate polymers

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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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