wettability

Summary

Summary: The quality or state of being wettable or the degree to which something can be wet. This is also the ability of any solid surface to be wetted when in contact with a liquid whose surface tension is reduced so that the liquid spreads over the surface of the solid.

Top Publications

  1. ncbi Influence of wettability and surface activity on release behavior of hydrophilic substances from lipid matrices
    S Koennings
    Department of Pharmaceutical Technology, University of Regensburg, Universitaetsstr 31, 93040 Regensburg, Germany
    J Control Release 119:173-81. 2007
  2. ncbi Effect of wettability and surface functional groups on protein adsorption and cell adhesion using well-defined mixed self-assembled monolayers
    Yusuke Arima
    Institute for Frontier Medical Sciences, Kyoto University, 53 Kawahara cho, Shogoin, Sakyo ku, Kyoto 606 8507, Japan
    Biomaterials 28:3074-82. 2007
  3. ncbi Recent developments in bio-inspired special wettability
    Kesong Liu
    Research Center for Biomimetic Smart Science and Technology, College of Chemistry and Environment, Beijing University of Aeronautics and Astronautics, Beijing 100191, PR China
    Chem Soc Rev 39:3240-55. 2010
  4. ncbi Influence of surface wettability on competitive protein adsorption and initial attachment of osteoblasts
    Jianhua Wei
    Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, School of Stomatology, Fourth Military Medical University, 145 West Changle Road, Xi an 710032, People s Republic of China
    Biomed Mater 4:045002. 2009
  5. ncbi Biophysics: water-repellent legs of water striders
    Xuefeng Gao
    Key Laboratory of Organic Solids, Institute of Chemistry, Beijing 100080, China
    Nature 432:36. 2004
  6. ncbi Atmospheric plasma enhances wettability and cell spreading on dental implant metals
    Kathrin Duske
    Unit of Periodontology, Department of Restorative Dentistry, Periodontology and Endodontology, Dental School, Ernst Moritz Arndt University Greifswald, Greifswald, Germany
    J Clin Periodontol 39:400-7. 2012
  7. pmc Relative importance of surface wettability and charged functional groups on NIH 3T3 fibroblast attachment, spreading, and cytoskeletal organization
    K Webb
    Department of Bioengineering, University of Utah, Salt Lake City 84112, USA
    J Biomed Mater Res 41:422-30. 1998
  8. ncbi Bioinspired surfaces with special wettability
    Taolei Sun
    Institute of Chemistry, Chinese Academy of Sciences corrected Beijing 100080, People s Republic of China
    Acc Chem Res 38:644-52. 2005
  9. ncbi Surface tension transport of prey by feeding shorebirds: the capillary ratchet
    Manu Prakash
    Center for Bits and Atoms, Massachusetts Institute of Technology MIT, 20 Ames Street, Cambridge, MA 02139, USA
    Science 320:931-4. 2008
  10. ncbi Adsorption/desorption phenomena on pure and Teflon AF-coated titania surfaces studied by dynamic contact angle analysis
    F Rupp
    Department of Prosthetic Dentistry, Medical Materials and Technology, University of Tuebingen, Osianderstrasse 2 8, D 72076 Tuebingen, Germany
    J Biomed Mater Res 62:567-78. 2002

Detail Information

Publications289 found, 100 shown here

  1. ncbi Influence of wettability and surface activity on release behavior of hydrophilic substances from lipid matrices
    S Koennings
    Department of Pharmaceutical Technology, University of Regensburg, Universitaetsstr 31, 93040 Regensburg, Germany
    J Control Release 119:173-81. 2007
    ..and the analysis of buffer penetration visualized by confocal microscopy emphasized the role of matrix wettability as a prerequisite for release...
  2. ncbi Effect of wettability and surface functional groups on protein adsorption and cell adhesion using well-defined mixed self-assembled monolayers
    Yusuke Arima
    Institute for Frontier Medical Sciences, Kyoto University, 53 Kawahara cho, Shogoin, Sakyo ku, Kyoto 606 8507, Japan
    Biomaterials 28:3074-82. 2007
    ..These facts suggest that cell adhesion is mainly determined by surface wettability, but is also affected by the surface functional group, its surface density, and the kinds of cells...
  3. ncbi Recent developments in bio-inspired special wettability
    Kesong Liu
    Research Center for Biomimetic Smart Science and Technology, College of Chemistry and Environment, Beijing University of Aeronautics and Astronautics, Beijing 100191, PR China
    Chem Soc Rev 39:3240-55. 2010
    ..four and a half billion years of stringent evolution, some creatures in nature exhibit fascinating surface wettability. Biomimetics, mimicking nature for engineering solutions, provides a model for the development of functional ..
  4. ncbi Influence of surface wettability on competitive protein adsorption and initial attachment of osteoblasts
    Jianhua Wei
    Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, School of Stomatology, Fourth Military Medical University, 145 West Changle Road, Xi an 710032, People s Republic of China
    Biomed Mater 4:045002. 2009
    This study investigated the influence of surface wettability on competitive protein adsorption and the initial attachment of osteoblasts...
  5. ncbi Biophysics: water-repellent legs of water striders
    Xuefeng Gao
    Key Laboratory of Organic Solids, Institute of Chemistry, Beijing 100080, China
    Nature 432:36. 2004
    ..We show here, however, that it is the special hierarchical structure of the legs, which are covered by large numbers of oriented tiny hairs (microsetae) with fine nanogrooves, that is more important in inducing this water resistance...
  6. ncbi Atmospheric plasma enhances wettability and cell spreading on dental implant metals
    Kathrin Duske
    Unit of Periodontology, Department of Restorative Dentistry, Periodontology and Endodontology, Dental School, Ernst Moritz Arndt University Greifswald, Greifswald, Germany
    J Clin Periodontol 39:400-7. 2012
    ..Increased wettability may be an important factor for re-osseointegration...
  7. pmc Relative importance of surface wettability and charged functional groups on NIH 3T3 fibroblast attachment, spreading, and cytoskeletal organization
    K Webb
    Department of Bioengineering, University of Utah, Salt Lake City 84112, USA
    J Biomed Mater Res 41:422-30. 1998
    ..In this study, we have prepared model surfaces with different functional groups to provide a range of surface wettability and charge...
  8. ncbi Bioinspired surfaces with special wettability
    Taolei Sun
    Institute of Chemistry, Chinese Academy of Sciences corrected Beijing 100080, People s Republic of China
    Acc Chem Res 38:644-52. 2005
    Biomimetic research indicates that many phenomena regarding wettability in nature, such as the self-cleaning effect on a lotus leaf and cicada wing, the anisotropic dewetting behavior on a rice leaf, and striking superhydrophobic force ..
  9. ncbi Surface tension transport of prey by feeding shorebirds: the capillary ratchet
    Manu Prakash
    Center for Bits and Atoms, Massachusetts Institute of Technology MIT, 20 Ames Street, Cambridge, MA 02139, USA
    Science 320:931-4. 2008
    ..We also highlight the critical dependence of the capillary ratchet on the beak's wetting properties, thus making clear the vulnerability of capillary feeders to surface pollutants...
  10. ncbi Adsorption/desorption phenomena on pure and Teflon AF-coated titania surfaces studied by dynamic contact angle analysis
    F Rupp
    Department of Prosthetic Dentistry, Medical Materials and Technology, University of Tuebingen, Osianderstrasse 2 8, D 72076 Tuebingen, Germany
    J Biomed Mater Res 62:567-78. 2002
    ..on the dynamic contact angle analysis (DCA), which is a tool for online measurements of dynamic changes of wettability without disturbing the interface during detection...
  11. ncbi Mimicking natural superhydrophobic surfaces and grasping the wetting process: a review on recent progress in preparing superhydrophobic surfaces
    Y Y Yan
    Energy and Sustainability Research Division, Faculty of Engineering, University of Nottingham, UK
    Adv Colloid Interface Sci 169:80-105. 2011
    ..angle of a water droplet resting on a superhydrophobic surface is greater than 150°, which means extremely low wettability is achievable on superhydrophobic surfaces...
  12. ncbi Wetting of flexible fibre arrays
    C Duprat
    Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, Princeton University, Princeton, New Jersey 08544, USA
    Nature 482:510-3. 2012
    ..These ideas are applicable to a wide range of fibrous materials, as we illustrate with examples for feathers, beetle tarsi, sprays and microfabricated systems...
  13. ncbi A review of adhesion science
    Sally J Marshall
    University of California, San Francisco, S D Preventive and Restorative Dental Science, 707 Parnassus Avenue, San Francisco, CA 94141 0758, USA
    Dent Mater 26:e11-6. 2010
    ..Adhesion science focuses on understanding the materials properties associated with formation of the interfaces, changes in the interfaces with time, and events associated with failure of the interfaces...
  14. ncbi Temperature controlled water/oil wettability of a surface fabricated by a block copolymer: application as a dual water/oil on-off switch
    Baolong Xue
    Key Laboratory of Bio inspired Smart Interfacial, Science and Technology of Ministry of Education, School of Chemistry and Environment, Beihang University, Beijing, 100191, P R China
    Adv Mater 25:273-7. 2013
    ..Water can permeate through the BCP-coated mesh, and oil cannot below the LCST, whereas oil can and water cannot above the LCST...
  15. pmc Surface wettability plays a significant role in gecko adhesion underwater
    Alyssa Y Stark
    Integrated Bioscience Program, and Department of Polymer Science, The University of Akron, Akron, OH 44325, USA
    Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A 110:6340-5. 2013
    ..effort to begin closing this gap, we tested the adhesion of geckos on submerged substrates that vary in their wettability. When tested on a wet hydrophilic surface, geckos produced a significantly lower shear adhesive force (5.4 ± 1...
  16. ncbi Solvent composition of one-step self-etch adhesives and dentine wettability
    Geneviève Grégoire
    Department of Biomaterials, Faculty of Odontology, University Toulouse III, 31062 Toulouse, France
    J Dent 39:30-9. 2011
    Our aim was to determine the wettability of dentine by four commercial self-etch adhesives and evaluate their spreading rate on the dentine surface...
  17. ncbi Engineered antifouling microtopographies--correlating wettability with cell attachment
    Michelle L Carman
    Department of Biomedical Engineering, University of Florida, Gainesville 32611 6400, USA
    Biofouling 22:11-21. 2006
    Bioadhesion and surface wettability are influenced by microscale topography...
  18. ncbi Wettability of graphene
    Rishi Raj
    Device Research Laboratory, Department of Mechanical Engineering, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, Massachusetts 02139, United States
    Nano Lett 13:1509-15. 2013
    ..Studies focused on understanding the wettability of graphene for thermo-fluidic and surface-coating applications, however, have been sparse...
  19. ncbi Substrate stiffness modulates gene expression and phenotype in neonatal cardiomyocytes in vitro
    Giancarlo Forte
    Biomaterials Unit, International Center for Materials Nanoarchitectonics MANA, National Institute for Materials Science NIMS, Tsukuba, Japan
    Tissue Eng Part A 18:1837-48. 2012
    ..These events highlight the differences in cell mechanosensitivity in a heterogeneous cell preparation and are likely to contribute to the differences encountered in cardiac cell phenotype induced by substrate stiffness...
  20. ncbi Chemical imaging of protein adsorption and crystallization on a wettability gradient surface
    Stefanie Glassford
    Department of Chemical Engineering, Imperial College London, South Kensington Campus, London, SW7 2AZ, United Kingdom
    Langmuir 28:3174-9. 2012
    ..These findings strongly suggest a correlation exists between surface protein adsorption and protein crystallization. This method could be applied to the study of other proteins and whole cells...
  21. ncbi Encoding complex wettability patterns in chemically functionalized 3D photonic crystals
    Ian B Burgess
    School of Engineering and Applied Sciences, Harvard University, Cambridge, Massachusetts 02138, United States
    J Am Chem Soc 133:12430-2. 2011
    ..Using a highly ordered 3D photonic crystal as a regionally functionalized porous carrier, we generate complex wettability patterns...
  22. pmc Cold radiofrequency plasma treatment modifies wettability and germination speed of plant seeds
    Edward Bormashenko
    Ariel University Center of Samaria, Physics Faculty, Ariel, Israel
    Sci Rep 2:741. 2012
    ..Significant growth of the peaks corresponding to the nitrogen containing groups in the mass spectra of air plasma treated seeds was registered by TOF-SIMS spectroscopy...
  23. ncbi Precursor film in dynamic wetting, electrowetting, and electro-elasto-capillarity
    Quanzi Yuan
    State Key Laboratory of Nonlinear Mechanics, Institute of Mechanics, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing 100190, People s Republic of China
    Phys Rev Lett 104:246101. 2010
    ..Our findings may be one of the answers to the Huh-Scriven paradox and expand our knowledge of dynamic wetting and electrowetting...
  24. ncbi Non-adhesive lotus and other hydrophobic materials
    David Quéré
    Laboratoire de Physique et Mecanique des Milieux Heterogenes, ESPCI, 75005 Paris, France
    Philos Trans A Math Phys Eng Sci 366:1539-56. 2008
    ..This description allows us to discuss (in quite a preliminary way) the optimal design to be given to a solid surface to make it robustly water repellent...
  25. ncbi Stable liquid water droplet on a water monolayer formed at room temperature on ionic model substrates
    Chunlei Wang
    Shanghai Institute of Applied Physics, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Shanghai, 201800, China
    Phys Rev Lett 103:137801. 2009
    ..Remarkably, there remains a considerable number of dangling OH bonds in this room temperature water monolayer, in contrast with the absence of dangling OH bonds at cryogenic temperature...
  26. ncbi Effects of irrigation solutions on dentin wettability and roughness
    Xiaoli Hu
    Department of Operative Dentistry and Endodontics, Guanghua College of Stomatology, Sun Yat Sen University, Guangzhou, China
    J Endod 36:1064-7. 2010
    ..It is hypothesized that irrigation solutions might influence the physicochemical properties of human root canal dentin including the wettability and roughness.
  27. pmc Effects of surface wettability and contact time on protein adhesion to biomaterial surfaces
    Li Chong Xu
    Department of Surgery, Biomedical Engineering Institute, The Pennsylvania State University, College of Medicine, Hershey, PA 17033, USA
    Biomaterials 28:3273-83. 2007
    ..and low density polyethylene (LDPE) surfaces treated by glow discharge plasma to yield various levels of water wettability. The adhesion of proteins to the LDPE substrates showed a step dependence on the wettability of surfaces as ..
  28. ncbi Physical and mechanical properties of an experimental dental composite based on a new monomer
    M Atai
    Iran Polymer and Petrochemical Institute IPPI, P O Box 14965 115 Tehran, Iran
    Dent Mater 20:663-8. 2004
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  29. ncbi Wettability of soybean (Glycine max L.) leaves by foliar sprays with respect to developmental changes
    Diana W Moran Puente
    Bayer CropScience AG, Industrial Park Hochst, Frankfurt am Main, Germany
    Pest Manag Sci 67:798-806. 2011
    Leaf wettability considerably defines the degree of retention of water and agrochemical sprays on crop and non-target plant surfaces...
  30. ncbi Low-temperature aluminum reduction of graphene oxide, electrical properties, surface wettability, and energy storage applications
    Dongyun Wan
    CAS Key Laboratory of Materials for Energy Conversion, Shanghai Institute of Ceramics, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Shanghai 200050, People s Republic of China
    ACS Nano 6:9068-78. 2012
    ..Overall, low-temperature Al reduction is an effective method to prepare highly conductive RGO papers and related composites for flexible energy conversion and storage device applications...
  31. pmc Surface energy and wettability of polymers light-cured by two different systems
    Fátima Maria Namen
    Department of Biomaterials, Fluminense Federal University, Niteroi, RJ, Brazil
    J Appl Oral Sci 19:517-20. 2011
    This study evaluated the surface energy and wettability of composite resins polymerized by different light-curing units to ascertain the good wetting of tooth surfaces to achieve adhesion.
  32. ncbi Enhanced adhesion of osteoblastic cells on polystyrene films by independent control of surface topography and wettability
    Seung Yun Yang
    National Creative Research Center for Block Copolymer Self Assembly, Departments of Environmental Science and Engineering and Chemical Engineering, Pohang University of Science and Technology, Pohang, 790 784, South Korea
    Mater Sci Eng C Mater Biol Appl 33:1689-95. 2013
    We independently controlled surface topography and wettability of polystyrene (PS) films by CF4 and oxygen plasma treatments, respectively, to evaluate the adhesion and proliferation of human fetal osteoblastic (hFOB) cells on the films...
  33. ncbi Reversible switching between hydrophilic and hydrophobic superparamagnetic iron oxide microspheres via one-step supramolecular dynamic dendronization: exploration of dynamic wettability
    Ken Cham Fai Leung
    Center of Novel Functional Molecules, Department of Chemistry, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Shatin, NT, Hong Kong SAR
    ACS Appl Mater Interfaces 1:2005-12. 2009
    ..Comparatively, the rate of decrease of the contact angle is H2O > 1% Co(OAc)2/H2O > N,N'-dimethylformamide/H2O (1:1)...
  34. ncbi Selective binding of carbamate pesticides by self-assembled monolayers of calix[4]arene lipoic acid: wettability and impedance dual-signal response
    Gui Fen Zhang
    Key Laboratory of Pesticide and Chemical Biology CCNU, Ministry of Education, College of Chemistry, Central China Normal University, Wuhan 430079, P R China
    Org Lett 13:3392-5. 2011
    ..It was immobilized on Au surfaces via self-assembly to offer C4LA Self-Assembled Monolayers (SAMs). The SAMs show wettability and electrochemical impedance dual-signal response for methomyl with highly sensitivity and selectivity.
  35. ncbi Wettability and antifouling behavior on the surfaces of superhydrophilic polymer brushes
    Motoyasu Kobayashi
    Japan Science Technology Agency, ERATO, Takahara Soft Interfaces Project
    Langmuir 28:7212-22. 2012
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  36. ncbi Non-wetting wings and legs of the cranefly aided by fine structures of the cuticle
    Hsuan Ming S Hu
    School of Pharmacy and Molecular Sciences, James Cook University, Townsville, Qld 4811, Australia
    J Exp Biol 214:915-20. 2011
    ..Here we demonstrate that this fine hair structure enhances the ability of the hairs to resist penetration into water bodies...
  37. ncbi The effect of surface wettability on induction and growth of neurites from the PC-12 cell on a polymer surface
    Sang Jin Lee
    School of Chemical Engineering, Hanyang University, 17 Haengdang dong, Seongdong Ku, Seoul 133 791, South Korea
    J Colloid Interface Sci 259:228-35. 2003
    ..In our previous studies, we prepared a wettability gradient on polyethylene (PE) surfaces using a corona discharge treatment from a knife-type electrode whose ..
  38. ncbi Quantification of physical (roughness) and chemical (dielectric constant) leaf surface properties relevant to wettability and adhesion
    Justin J Nairn
    Plant Protection Chemistry NZ Ltd, Rotorua, New Zealand
    Pest Manag Sci 67:1562-70. 2011
    ..Static droplet contact angles were measured on each leaf surface, and wetting tension was calculated. Chemical profiles of the leaf surfaces were developed by evaluating contact angle behaviour relative to solution dielectric constants...
  39. pmc The roles of titanium surface micro/nanotopography and wettability on the differential response of human osteoblast lineage cells
    Rolando A Gittens
    School of Materials Science and Engineering, Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta, GA 30332 0363, USA
    Acta Biomater 9:6268-77. 2013
    ..Surface wettability has also been suggested to play an important role in osteoblast differentiation and osseointegration...
  40. pmc The responses to surface wettability gradients induced by chitosan nanofilms on microtextured titanium mediated by specific integrin receptors
    Jung Hwa Park
    School of Materials Science and Engineering, Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta, GA 30332, USA
    Biomaterials 33:7386-93. 2012
    ..Surface chemistry and wettability are connected directly...
  41. ncbi Addition of silver nanoparticles reduces the wettability of methacrylate and silorane-based composites
    Shahin Kasraei
    Department of Operative Dentistry, Dental Research Center, Dental School, Hamadan Univ of Medical Sciences, Hamadan, Iran
    Braz Oral Res 26:505-10. 2012
    ..resins is recommended for their reported antibacterial properties, but this incorporation can affect the wettability of such materials...
  42. ncbi In situ surface-modification-induced superhydrophobic patterns with reversible wettability and adhesion
    Yuekun Lai
    Physikalisches Institute and Center for Nanotechnology CeNTech, Westfalische Wilhelms Universitat Munster, Munster, Germany
    Adv Mater 25:1682-6. 2013
    Herein is described a facile, in situ, ink-regulating approach to rapidly achieve reversible water wettability and adhesion transition, with a large degree of contrast, on superhydrophobic TiO2 nanotube array film...
  43. ncbi The role of surface wettability and surface charge of electrosprayed nanoapatites on the behaviour of osteoblasts
    E S Thian
    Department of Mechanical Engineering, National University of Singapore, 9 Engineering Drive 1, Singapore 117 576, Singapore
    Acta Biomater 6:750-5. 2010
    ..The modification of nanoapatite by the addition of silicon into the HA lattice structure renders the electrosprayed surface more hydrophilic and electronegatively charged...
  44. ncbi Bioinspired patterning with extreme wettability contrast on TiO2 nanotube array surface: a versatile platform for biomedical applications
    Yuekun Lai
    Physikalisches Institute and Center for Nanotechnology CeNTech, Westfalische Wilhelms Universitat Munster, Munster D 48149, Germany National Engineering Laboratory of Modern Silk, College of Textile and Clothing Engineering, Soochow University, Suzhou 215123, PR China
    Small 9:2945-53. 2013
    Binary wettability patterned surfaces with extremely high wetting contrasts can be found in nature on living creatures. They offer a versatile platform for microfluidic management...
  45. ncbi Dual role of outer epicuticular lipids in determining the wettability of dragonfly wings
    Song Ha T Nguyen
    Faculty of Life and Social Sciences, Swinburne University of Technology, PO Box 218, Hawthorn, Vic 3122, Australia
    Colloids Surf B Biointerfaces 106:126-34. 2013
    ..This knowledge will be extremely valuable for reconstruction of dragonfly wing structures as a biomimetic template...
  46. ncbi Adaptive fluid-infused porous films with tunable transparency and wettability
    Xi Yao
    School of Engineering and Applied Sciences, Harvard University, Cambridge, Massachusetts 02138, USA
    Nat Mater 12:529-34. 2013
    ..stimulus can be directly translated into finely tuned, dynamic adjustments of optical transparency and wettability. In particular, we demonstrate simultaneous control of the film's transparency and its ability to continuously ..
  47. ncbi Novel whole cell adhesion assays of three isolates of the fouling diatom Amphora coffeaeformis reveal diverse responses to surfaces of different wettability
    Oliver M Hodson
    School of Botany, The University of Melbourne, Parkville, Victoria, 3010, Australia
    Biofouling 28:381-93. 2012
    ..was compared, there was no significant difference in the percentage of cells removed, irrespective of surface wettability. Cells of the three isolates of A...
  48. ncbi Roughness induced dynamic changes of wettability of acid etched titanium implant modifications
    F Rupp
    Department of Prosthodontics and Medical Materials, Section of Medical Materials and Technology, University of Tuebingen, Osianderstr 2 8, D 72076 Tuebingen, Germany
    Biomaterials 25:1429-38. 2004
    Dynamic contact angle analysis (DCA) was used to investigate time-dependent wettability changes of sandblasted and acid-etched commercially pure (cp) titanium (Ti) implant modifications during their initial contact with aqueous systems ..
  49. ncbi Effects of surface wettability, flow, and protein concentration on macrophage and astrocyte adhesion in an in vitro model of central nervous system catheter obstruction
    Carolyn A Harris
    Department of Neurosurgery and Division of Pediatric Neurosurgery, University of Utah, Salt Lake City, Utah 84132, USA
    J Biomed Mater Res A 97:433-40. 2011
    ..8 to 240 mg/dL) conditions similar to those observed in the physiological state. Oxidation (to increase wettability) had an inhibitory effect on macrophage cell binding (yielding a significant 88% change) that was generally ..
  50. ncbi Enhancing the settlement and attachment strength of pediveligers of Mytilus galloprovincialis by changing surface wettability and microtopography
    C Carl
    School of Marine and Tropical Biology, James Cook University, Townsville, Queensland, Australia
    Biofouling 28:175-86. 2012
    Surface wettability and microtopography can either enhance or deter larval settlement of many sessile marine organisms...
  51. ncbi Tunable 3D and 2D polystyrene nanoparticle assemblies using surface wettability, low volume fraction and surfactant effects
    S Pillai
    Interdisciplinary Nanoscience Center, University of Aarhus, Aarhus C, Denmark
    Nanotechnology 20:025604. 2009
    ..Our observations may initiate interesting applications in the areas of nanoengineering of metal-based sensors and as a means to design new nanostructures for biocompatible implant surfaces...
  52. ncbi Mimicking the rice leaf--from ordered binary structures to anisotropic wettability
    Difu Zhu
    State Key Laboratory for Supramolecular Structure and Materials, College of Chemistry, Jilin University, Changchun 130012, PR China
    Langmuir 26:14276-83. 2010
    ..These unique surfaces mimic the natural rice leaf structurally, which also displays anisotropic wettability for water droplet as natural surfaces...
  53. ncbi Repellency of the lotus leaf: resistance to water intrusion under hydrostatic pressure
    C W Extrand
    Entegris, Inc, 101 Peavey Road, Chaska, Minnesota 55318, United States
    Langmuir 27:6920-5. 2011
    ..The predicted maximum pressure agrees well with reported values from experimental measurements...
  54. ncbi Droplet motion on designed microtextured superhydrophobic surfaces with tunable wettability
    Guoping Fang
    State Key Laboratory for Mechanical Behavior of Materials, Xi an Jiaotong University, Xi an 710049, PR China
    Langmuir 24:11651-60. 2008
    ..Recently, designed microstructures have been experimentally applied to construct wettability gradients and direct the droplet motion...
  55. ncbi Effects of amine fluoride on biofilm growth and salivary pellicles
    H C van der Mei
    Department of Biomedical Engineering, University Medical Center Groningen and University of Groningen, Groningen, The Netherlands
    Caries Res 42:19-27. 2008
    ..The major effect of AmF treatment, however, was a reduction brought about in biofilm viability...
  56. ncbi Surfactive and antibacterial activity of cetylpyridinium chloride formulations in vitro and in vivo
    Henk J Busscher
    Department of Biomedical Engineering, University Medical Center Groningen, University of Groningen, Groningen, The Netherlands
    J Clin Periodontol 35:547-54. 2008
    ..To compare effects of three cetylpyridinium chloride (CPC) formulations with and without alcohol and Tween80 on physico-chemical properties of salivary pellicles, bacterial detachment in vitro and bacterial killing in vivo...
  57. ncbi The influence of a hexametaphosphate-containing chewing gum on the wetting ability of salivary conditioning films in vitro and in vivo
    H C van der Mei
    Department of Biomedical Engineering, University of Groningen, Groningen, The Netherlands
    J Clin Dent 14:14-8. 2003
    ..This study assessed the effects of hexametaphosphate release from a chewing gum matrix on the wetting ability of salivary conditioning films in vitro and in vivo...
  58. pmc Determining the contribution of epidermal cell shape to petal wettability using isogenic Antirrhinum lines
    Heather M Whitney
    Department of Plant Sciences, University of Cambridge, Cambridge, United Kingdom
    PLoS ONE 6:e17576. 2011
    ..structure, conical cells, we were able to investigate how the structure of the epidermis influences petal wettability by measuring the surface contact angle of water drops...
  59. ncbi Wetting properties on nanostructured surfaces of cicada wings
    Mingxia Sun
    Key Laboratory of Zoological Systematics and Evolution, Institute of Zoology, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing 100101, China
    J Exp Biol 212:3148-55. 2009
    This study has investigated the wettability of forewings of 15 species of cicadas, with distinctly different wetting properties related to their nanostructures...
  60. ncbi How micro/nanoarchitecture facilitates anti-wetting: an elegant hierarchical design on the termite wing
    Gregory S Watson
    School of Pharmacy and Molecular Sciences, James Cook University, Townsville, Qld 4811, Australia
    ACS Nano 4:129-36. 2010
    ..Elucidating the function of such structures has implications for understanding insect biology and the evolution of wings...
  61. ncbi Oral implant surfaces: Part 1--review focusing on topographic and chemical properties of different surfaces and in vivo responses to them
    Tomas Albrektsson
    Department of Biomaterials Handicap Research, Institute for Surgical Sciences, Goteborg University, Sweden
    Int J Prosthodont 17:536-43. 2004
    ..This article reviews the topographic and chemical properties of different oral implant surfaces and in vivo responses to them...
  62. ncbi The behavior of MC3T3-E1 cells on chitosan/poly-L-lysine composite films: effect of nanotopography, surface chemistry, and wettability
    Zhenhuan Zheng
    Department of Biological Sciences and Biotechnology, State Key Laboratory of Biomembrane and Membrane Biotechnology, Tsinghua University, Beijing 100084, China
    J Biomed Mater Res A 89:453-65. 2009
    ..The surface topography, chemistry, and wettability of composite films were characterized by atomic force microscopy (AFM), attenuated total reflection Fourier ..
  63. ncbi A study of the anti-reflection efficiency of natural nano-arrays of varying sizes
    Mingxia Sun
    Key Laboratory of the Zoological Systematics and Evolution, Institute of Zoology, Chinese Academy of Sciences, 100101 Beijing, People s Republic of China
    Bioinspir Biomim 6:026003. 2011
    The dependence of optical reflectivity and wettability on the surface topography of 32 species of cicada wing membranes has been investigated using UV-visible spectrophotometry, contact angle measurements and environmental scanning ..
  64. ncbi A protocol for determining the surface free energy of dental materials
    Edward C Combe
    Minnesota Dental Research Center for Biomaterials and Biomechanics, University of Minnesota School of Dentistry, 16 212 Moos Tower, 515 Delaware Street SE, Minneapolis, MN 55455, USA
    Dent Mater 20:262-8. 2004
    ..The purpose of this study was to develop a standard methodology for measuring the surface free energy (SFE), and its component parts, of dental biomaterials...
  65. ncbi Influence of dentifrices and dietary components in saliva on wettability of pellicle-coated enamel in vitro and in vivo
    H C van der Mei
    Department of Biomedical Engineering, University of Groningen, Groningen, The Netherlands
    Eur J Oral Sci 110:434-8. 2002
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  66. ncbi Wettability and bonding of self-etching dental adhesives. Influence of the smear layer
    Jose A Aguilar-Mendoza
    Biocolloid and Fluid Physics Group, Department of Applied Physics, University of Granada, Spain
    Dent Mater 24:994-1000. 2008
    To evaluate dentin wettability and bonding of self-etching and total-etch adhesives on smear layer-covered and smear layer-free dentin.
  67. ncbi Hexametaphosphate effects on tooth surface conditioning film chemistry--in vitro and in vivo studies
    Henk J Busscher
    University of Groningen, Department of Biomedical Engineering, Groningen, The Netherlands
    J Clin Dent 13:38-43. 2002
    ..These surface chemistries may contribute to the unique clinical actions of hexametaphosphate established in recently reported, randomized clinical studies of tartar control, stain prevention and stain removal effects...
  68. ncbi Tuning cell adhesion by controlling the roughness and wettability of 3D micro/nano silicon structures
    A Ranella
    Institute of Electronic Structure and Laser, Foundation for Research and Technology Hellas, IESL FORTH, Heraklion, Greece
    Acta Biomater 6:2711-20. 2010
    ..Variable roughness could be achieved by changing the laser pulse fluence and control over wettability and therefore surface energy could be obtained by covering the structures with various conformal coatings, ..
  69. ncbi Adhesion behavior of human bone marrow stromal cells on differentially wettable polymer surfaces
    Moon Suk Kim
    Medicinal Science Division, Korea Research Institute of Chemical Technology, Yuseong, Daejeon, Korea
    Tissue Eng 13:2095-103. 2007
    ..These results indicate that the biological signals induced by cell adhesion depend on the wettability of the surface to which the cells attach.
  70. ncbi Fibrinogen adsorption, platelet adhesion and activation on mixed hydroxyl-/methyl-terminated self-assembled monolayers
    Sofia N Rodrigues
    INEB Instituto de Engenharia Biomedica, Laboratorio de Biomateriais, Universidade do Porto, Rua do Campo Alegre, 823, 4150 180 Porto, Portugal
    Biomaterials 27:5357-67. 2006
    The effect of surface wettability on fibrinogen adsorption, platelet adhesion and platelet activation was investigated using self-assembled monolayers (SAMs) containing different ratios of longer chain methyl- and shorter chain hydroxyl-..
  71. ncbi On the influence of flow conditions and wettability on blood material interactions
    H T Spijker
    Department of Biomedical Engineering and Cardiothoracic Surgery, University of Groningen, P O Box 196, 9700 AD Groningen, The Netherlands
    Biomaterials 24:4717-27. 2003
    ..that, next to biocompatibility, optimal blood compatibility depends on a combination of biomaterials wettability and the shear stress prevailing in the device...
  72. ncbi Surface roughness and wettability of enamel and dentine surfaces prepared with different dental burs
    W M Al-Omari
    Jordan University of Science and Technology, Department of Restorative Dentistry, Irbid, Jordan
    J Oral Rehabil 28:645-50. 2001
    ..It is therefore suggested that the topography of the tooth surface may influence the wettability and the bonding quality of adhesive systems...
  73. ncbi Protein immobilization on epoxy-activated thin polymer films: effect of surface wettability and enzyme loading
    Bo Chen
    NSF I UCRC for Biocatalysis and Bioprocessing of Macromolecules, Polytechnic Institute of New York University, 6 Metrotech Center, Brooklyn, New York 11201, USA
    Langmuir 24:13457-64. 2008
    ..Variation in comonomer composition allowed exploration of relationships between surface wettability and Candida antartica lipase B (CALB) binding to surfaces...
  74. ncbi Role of wettability and nanoroughness on interactions between osteoblast and modified silicon surfaces
    Miguel Padial-Molina
    Oral Surgery and Implant Dentistry Department, School of Dentistry, University of Granada, Campus de Cartuja s n, 18071 Granada, Spain
    Acta Biomater 7:771-8. 2011
    ..A biomaterial's surface properties, such as wettability, roughness, surface energy, surface charge, chemical functionalities and composition, are determinants of cell ..
  75. ncbi Enhancement of wettability and dissolution properties of cilostazol using the supercritical antisolvent process: effect of various additives
    Min Soo Kim
    Center for Nanotechnology based New Drug Dosage Form, College of Pharmacy, Chungnam National University, 220 Gung Dong, Yuseong Gu, Daejeon 305 764, Republic of Korea
    Chem Pharm Bull (Tokyo) 58:230-3. 2010
    The aim of this study was to improve wettability and dissolution rate of a poorly water-soluble drug, cilostazol, using the supercritical antisolvent (SAS) process...
  76. ncbi Experimental determination of the efficiency of nanostructuring on non-wetting legs of the water strider
    Gregory S Watson
    James Cook University, Townsville, QLD, Australia
    Acta Biomater 6:4060-4. 2010
    ..Atomic force microscopy-based force and adhesion measurements of single uncoated and coated seta interacting with water quantitatively demonstrate the efficiency of the topographical component of the setae for repelling water...
  77. pmc Bioadhesion of various proteins on random, diblock and triblock copolymer surfaces and the effect of pH conditions
    Manuel L B Palacio
    Nanoprobe Laboratory for Bio and Nanotechnology and Biomimetics, The Ohio State University, Columbus, OH 43210, USA
    J R Soc Interface 8:630-40. 2011
    ..This implies that biomaterial nanomorphology can be used to control protein-polymer interactions and potentially cell adhesion...
  78. ncbi Wettability, imbibition, and mass change of disinfected low-viscosity impression materials
    Xavier Lepe
    Department of Restorative Dentistry, University of Washington, Seattle, Wash 98195 7456, USA
    J Prosthet Dent 88:268-76. 2002
    ..There is an ongoing effort by dental manufacturers to create impression materials with improved wetting properties. Disinfection solutions may alter the surface characteristics of these newer materials...
  79. ncbi Simple approach to micropattern cells on common culture substrates by tuning substrate wettability
    John L Tan
    Department of Biomedical Engineering, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, Maryland 21205 2196, USA
    Tissue Eng 10:865-72. 2004
    ..Using self-assembled monolayers of alkanethiols on gold as model surfaces to control surface wettability, we found that protein printing was most effective at intermediate to highly wetting surfaces whereas Pluronic ..
  80. ncbi The impact of lipid on contact angle wettability
    Holly Lorentz
    Centre for Contact Lens Research, School of Optometry, University of Waterloo, Waterloo, Ontario, Canada
    Optom Vis Sci 84:946-53. 2007
    To analyze the effect of in vitro lipid doping on conventional hydrogel (CH) and silicone hydrogel (SH) lens wettability, assessed by sessile drop contact angle (CA) measurement.
  81. ncbi Relationship between surface properties (roughness, wettability and morphology) of titanium and dental implant removal torque
    Carlos Nelson Elias
    Biomaterials Laboratory, Instituto Militar de Engenharia, Pr Gen Tiburcio 80, 22290 270 Rio de Janeiro, RJ, Brazil
    J Mech Behav Biomed Mater 1:234-42. 2008
    ....
  82. ncbi Engineered wettability in tree capillaries
    Mika M Kohonen
    Department of Applied Mathematics, Research School of Physical Sciences and Engineering, Australian National University, Canberra ACT 0200, Australia
    Langmuir 22:3148-53. 2006
    ..walls to achieve near complete wetting, a strategy analogous to that used in the natural engineering of the wettability of plant leaves and insect wings...
  83. ncbi In vitro water wettability of silicone hydrogel contact lenses determined using the sessile drop and captive bubble techniques
    Carole Maldonado-Codina
    Eurolens Research, Faculty of Life Sciences, The University of Manchester, Manchester, United Kingdom
    J Biomed Mater Res A 83:496-502. 2007
    ..Contact angle analysis of hydrogel lens surfaces is highly methodologically dependent and may be able to predict the clinical performance of contact lenses in vivo...
  84. ncbi Dynamic wettability properties of a soft contact lens hydrogel
    Howard A Ketelson
    Alcon Laboratories Inc, Research and Development, Consumer Products, 6201 South Freeway, Fort Worth, TX 76134, USA
    Colloids Surf B Biointerfaces 40:1-9. 2005
    The wettability of poly[2-hydroxyethyl methacrylate-co-methacrylic acid] (pHEMA-MAA) soft contact lenses was investigated in the absence and presence of block copolymer surfactants and lysozyme using the sessile drop method...
  85. ncbi Osteoblast adhesion on poly(L-lactic acid)/polystyrene demixed thin film blends: effect of nanotopography, surface chemistry, and wettability
    Jung Yul Lim
    Division of Musculoskeletal Sciences, Department of Orthopaedics and Rehabilitation, Center for Biomedical Devices and Functional Tissue Engineering, College of Medicine, Pennsylvania State University, Hershey, Pennsylvania 17033, USA
    Biomacromolecules 6:3319-27. 2005
    ..Our results reveal that cell adhesion is affected by surface chemistry, topography, and wettability simultaneously and that nanotextured surfaces may be utilized in regulating cell adhesion.
  86. ncbi Effects of plasma irradiation on the wettability and dissolution of compacts of griseofulvin
    A Naseem
    Biomedical Materials Research Group, School of Pharmacy and Biomolecular Sciences, University of Brighton, Moulsecoomb, Brighton BN2 4GJ, UK
    Int J Pharm 269:443-50. 2004
    ..lead to the formation of oxygen containing functional groups on the surface of the compact thus increasing the wettability. Compacts containing 300 mg of the drug were prepared using a stainless steel punch and die assembly and plasma ..
  87. ncbi TOF-SIMS analysis of a 576 micropatterned copolymer array to reveal surface moieties that control wettability
    Andrew J Urquhart
    School of Pharmacy, University of Nottingham, Nottingham, NG7 2RD, UK
    Anal Chem 80:135-42. 2008
    ..This in turn provided an insight into molecular structures that significantly influence wettability. This study demonstrates that multivariate analysis can be successfully applied to TOF-SIMS data from a large ..
  88. ncbi Recent developments in superhydrophobic surfaces and their relevance to marine fouling: a review
    Jan Genzer
    Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering, North Carolina State University, Raleigh, North Carolina 27695, USA
    Biofouling 22:339-60. 2006
    In this review, a brief synopsis of superhydrophobicity (i.e. extreme non-wettability) and its implications on marine fouling are presented...
  89. ncbi Wettability of silicone-hydrogel contact lenses in the presence of tear-film components
    Lily Cheng
    Department of Chemical Engineering, University of California, Berkeley, CA, USA
    Curr Eye Res 28:93-108. 2004
    ..Since lens wear exposes the anterior surface to tear proteins, lens wettability should be measured in the presence of tear-film components.
  90. ncbi Correlation of proliferation, morphology and biological responses of fibroblasts on LDPE with different surface wettability
    Soon Hee Kim
    BK 21 Polymer BIN Fusion Research Team, Chonbuk National University, 664 14 Dukjin, Jeonju 561 756, South Korea
    J Biomater Sci Polym Ed 18:609-22. 2007
    In order to find a correlation between cell adhesion, growth and biological response with different wettability, NIH/3T3 fibroblast cells were cultured on plasma-treated low-density polyethylene (LDPE) film generated with radio frequency...
  91. ncbi Contact angle determination of nanoparticles: film balance and scanning angle reflectometry studies
    Andras Deak
    Budapest University of Technology and Economics, Department of Physical Chemistry and Materials Science, H 1521, Budapest, Hungary
    Phys Chem Chem Phys 9:6359-70. 2007
    ..SAR is proved to be an effective tool for the estimation of contact angles on nanoparticles of different wettability, using a modified version of the previously published gradient layer model (E. Hild, T. Seszták, D...
  92. ncbi Effect of liquid-polish coating on in vitro biofilm accumulation on provisional restorations: Part 2
    Michael Perez Davidi
    Department of Prosthodontics, Faculty of Dental Medicine, The Hebrew University Hadassah School of Dental Medicine, Jerusalem, Israel
    Quintessence Int 39:45-9. 2008
    ..The aim of the present study was to determine the mechanism through which these materials inhibit biofilm formation...
  93. ncbi A comparison of spreading behaviors of Silwet L-77 on dry and wet lotus leaves
    Xiaolan Tang
    College of Chemistry and Molecular Sciences, Wuhan University, Wuhan 430072, PR China
    J Colloid Interface Sci 325:223-7. 2008
    ..The spreading of Silwet L-77 aqueous drops on the wet lotus leaf surface is mainly controlled by the surface tension gradient along the air-liquid interface...
  94. ncbi Wetting transition on hydrophobic surfaces covered by polyelectrolyte brushes
    P Muller
    Complex Fluids Laboratory, CNRS UMR 166, 350 George Patterson Boulevard, Bristol, Pennsylvania 19007, USA
    Langmuir 24:9541-50. 2008
    ....
  95. ncbi Effect of alcohol-water exchange and surface scanning on nanobubbles and the attraction between hydrophobic surfaces
    Marc A Hampton
    Division of Chemical Engineering, School of Engineering, The University of Queensland, Brisbane, QLD 4072, Australia
    J Colloid Interface Sci 325:267-74. 2008
    ..The correlation between the rupture distance and bridge volume agreed with the available prediction...
  96. pmc Effects of water content and initiator composition on photopolymerization of a model BisGMA/HEMA resin
    Xinglin Guo
    Department of Oral Biology, University of Missouri Kansas City, School of Dentistry, 650 E 25th Street, Kansas City, MO 64108, USA
    Dent Mater 24:824-31. 2008
    ..The purpose of this study was to evaluate the effects of photoinitiator type and water content on the polymerization rate (Rp) and degree of conversion (DC) of a model BisGMA/HEMA-based resin...
  97. ncbi A-B-A-B-A block amphiphiles. Balance between hydrophilic and hydrophobic segmentation
    Fredric M Menger
    Department of Chemistry, Emory University, Atlanta, Georgia 30322, USA
    J Am Chem Soc 129:272-3. 2007
  98. ncbi Effects of rugged nanoprotrusions on the surface hydrophobicity and water adhesion of anisotropic micropatterns
    Xuefeng Gao
    Institute of Chemistry, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing 100080, PR China
    Langmuir 23:4886-91. 2007
    ....
  99. ncbi Molecular characterization of one-step self-etching adhesives placed on dentin and inert substrate
    Marianna Gaintantzopoulou
    Department of Operative Dentistry, School of Dentistry, University of Athens, Greece
    J Adhes Dent 10:83-93. 2008
    ..To evaluate the phase separation, extent of dentin demineralization, and curing efficiency of one-step self-etching adhesives placed on dentin and on inert substrate...
  100. ncbi Wear of nano-TiO2/UHMWPE composites radiated by gamma ray under physiological saline water lubrication
    Dangsheng Xiong
    Department of Materials Science and Engineering, Nanjing University of Science and Technology, Nanjing 210094, PR China
    J Mater Sci Mater Med 18:2131-5. 2007
    ..The structure of the samples was determined by IR and XRD. The results showed that the wear rate of the composite UHMWPE decreased when filled with proper amount of nano-TiO(2) and with the radiation dose...
  101. ncbi Spreading of root canal irrigants on root dentine
    Makiko Iwanami
    Pulp Biology and Endodontics, Department of Restorative Sciences, Graduate School, Tokyo Medical and Dental University, 5 45 Yushima 1 chome, Bunkyo ku, Tokyo 113 8549, Japan
    Aust Endod J 33:66-72. 2007
    ..05). It was concluded that the contact area ratio of Morhonine-NaOCl increased the most significantly among all the experimental groups...

Research Grants15

  1. Sources and Wetting Characteristics of Respirable Coal and Silica Dust from Selec
    YOGINDER P CHUGH; Fiscal Year: 2012
    ..S coal mines. Limited wettability studies of coal dust and quantification of respirable quartz at two mines (one in Illinois and one in Indiana) ..
  2. A user-friendly scalable microfluidic platform for enhanced neuron-cell culture
    Anne Marion Taylor; Fiscal Year: 2013
    ..molds, (3) developing methods to reduce evaporative losses that impair neuron viability, (4) increasing the wettability and biocompatibility of the device material through surface modification, and (5) covalently linking ..
  3. The Exploration of New Bio-Relevant Materials Using Surface-Initiated ROMP of Low
    Wei Chen; Fiscal Year: 2007
    ..The molecular weight of the polymers will be tuned by grafting time. Wettability and protein adsorption characteristics will be correlated to the molecular weight and the -OH group density ..
  4. SURFACE MODIFYING TO IMPROVE URINARY CATHETER FUNCTION
    DAVID CLAPPER; Fiscal Year: 1990
    ..commonly used types of urinary catheters (latex and silicone) will be coated with reagents that have improved wettability and reduced bacteria colonization when immobilized onto other polymers...
  5. PATHOGEN-PROTECTIVE COATINGS FOR MEDICAL FABRICS
    Melvin Swanson; Fiscal Year: 1993
    ..The Phase I goals include synthesis of hydrophilic polymers designed to provide both wettability and antimicrobial activity...
  6. POLYMERS WITH STEP-WISE VARIABLE SURFACE COMPOSITION
    Robert Ward; Fiscal Year: 2002
    ..several surface-sensitive methods including Sum Frequency Generation Spectroscopy, XPS, AFM and surface tension/wettability. Each characterized series will be subjected to a battery of short-term in vitro biological tests including (..
  7. High Permeability, Long-Wear Contact Lens Materials
    Sudipto Majumdar; Fiscal Year: 2002
    ..Additionally, studies showed that the surface could be treated with a variety of techniques to improve wettability, another important feature...
  8. DEVELOPMENT OF A SOFT DENTURE LINER FOR PROLONGED USE
    Danny Lewis; Fiscal Year: 1980
    ..extraoral methods, into a non-toxic, biocompatible soft denture liner having excellent strength, compliance, wettability, bondability, and resilience, both initially and after prolonged use, and offering resistance to staining, ..
  9. CYTOMIMETIC ORGANIC CHEMISTRY
    FREDRIC MENGER; Fiscal Year: 2007
    ....
  10. Electrowetting Sample Prep for MALDI Mass Spectrometry
    Aaron Wheeler; Fiscal Year: 2005
    ..If successful, this will be a major advance over existing technologies, which do not have the capacity to combine high-throughput arrays with sample processing. ..
  11. RESIN-BASED REMINERALIZING CEMENTS AND COMPOSITES
    SABINE DICKENS; Fiscal Year: 2009
    ..Completion of this research will lead to Ca- PO4 cements and composites with improved adhesion to dentin and improved strength for ART and the treatment of root caries. ..
  12. A Microfluidic Platform for Early Detection and Prognostication of Cancer
    Aaron Wheeler; Fiscal Year: 2008
    ..unreadable] [unreadable] [unreadable]..
  13. Fibrous Templates for Directed Nerve Regeneration
    JOSEPH COREY; Fiscal Year: 2008
    ..It is hoped that this project will further knowledge of both the production of advanced fibrous scaffoldings and their potential to be harnessed as a tool for nerve regeneration. ..
  14. The Contact Lens and Dry Eye Study
    Jason Nichols; Fiscal Year: 2006
    ..The long-term objective of this research is to contribute to a better understanding of the etiology and risk factors for contact lens-related dry eye so that progress can be made toward its prevention. ..
  15. IMPROVED PREVENTIVE/RESTORATIVE RESINS AND COMPOSITES
    SABINE DICKENS; Fiscal Year: 2006
    ..The data gathered in these experiments will serve to support a larger R01 grant application with the long-term objectives of developing improved durable materials for adhesives and adhesive composites. [unreadable] [unreadable]..