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Scientists produce bioactive glass nanofibers.

Byline: ANI

Washington, December 19 (ANI): Scientists have developed "laser spinning", a novel method of producing bioactive glass nanofibres with materials.

The technique had been produced by a team of researchers from the University of Vigo, Rutgers University in the United States and Imperial College London, in the United Kingdom.

This international team has managed to produce bioglass composition nanofibres, a bioactive glass that is used to regenerate bony tissue.

"Laser spinning makes it possible to produce glass nanofibres of compositions that would be impossible to obtain using other methods", said Felix Quintero, co-author of the study and a researcher at the University of Vigo.

The new technique involves using a high-energy laser that melts a small amount of precursor material.

This creates a super-fine filament that is lengthened and cooled by a powerful gas current.

Quintero highlights the simplicity of the system, that "can be used in environmental conditions", as well as its high rate of production and its ability to easily control the composition of the material.

The laser spinning makes the material flexible, continuous and gives it a nanometric structure, which helps in the proliferation and spread of bone cells.

The researchers are now working to produce other functional compositions perfected by biomedical techniques to regenerate bone, and which may have applications in other fields.

The technique could be used to manufacture fire-retardant fabrics, CO2 capture systems, or to produce composite materials that require reinforcement with nanofibres. (ANI)

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