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Inorganic-polymer nanocomposites are of significant interest for emerging materials due to their improved properties and unique combination of properties. Methacrylic acid (MA), a functionalization agent that can chemically link TiO2 nanomaterials (n-TiO2) and polymer matrix, was used to modify the surface of n-TiO2 using a Ti-carboxylic coordination bond.(More)
OBJECTIVE One of the limitations of resin cements and flowable dental composites is their poor mechanical properties such as low flexural strength and fracture resistance under body conditions. The present study was performed to enhance the mechanical properties of commercial acrylic cement (CMW1) by introducing novel nanostructured titania tubes (n-TiO(2)(More)
X-ray contrast medium (BaSO(4) or ZrO(2)) used in commercially available PMMA bone cements imparts a detrimental effect on mechanical properties, particularly on flexural strength and fracture toughness. These lower properties facilitate the chance of implant loosening resulting from cement mantle failure. The present study was performed to examine the(More)
In an attempt to overcome existing limitations of experimental bone cements we here demonstrate a simple approach to synthesizing strontium-modified titania nanotubes (n-SrO-TiO(2) tubes) and functionalize them using the bifunctional monomer methacrylic acid. Then, using 'grafting from' polymerization with methyl methacrylate, experimental bone cements were(More)
We present the ambitions of the SWUSV (Space Weather and Ultraviolet Solar Variability) Microsatellite Mission that encompasses three major scientific objectives: (1) Space Weather including the prediction and detection of major eruptions and coronal mass ejections (Lyman-Alpha and Herzberg continuum imaging); (2) solar forcing on the climate through(More)
  • Gururaj P. Surampalli, Dayanand J Dhananjay, +5 authors Yan-Wen Wu
  • 2012
Automated skin detection from a captured natural image has wide range of application. Detection of skin area in a given image is done through marking skin and non skin pixels. Process of identification of skin pixel is closely associated with color space being used. To select suitable method to extract skin region has motivated this paper. We are using(More)
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