This collection provides information about the work of New Zealand’s world-class science and technology sectors in relation to Ceramics. Included are profiles of organisations carrying out work in this area.
Developing O-Sialons – Article
Sialons are a group of advanced ceramics based on the elements silicon, aluminium, oxygen and nitrogen. Research at IRL in Wellington has led to the development of a new class of sialons called O-Sialons.
High-temperature superconductors – Article
The high-temperature superconductor research team based at IRL in Wellington have developed a superconductive ceramic material with tremendous commercial potential.
Hydroxyapatite as a bioceramic – Article
Bovine hydroxyapatite is being investigated as a possible human bone repair material. Instead of harvesting human bone (autografting) for use in the repair process, bovine hydroxyapatite is a possible alternative.
Industrial Research Limited, Wellington – Organisation
Industrial Research Limited (IRL), based at Gracefield in Lower Hutt, is a Crown Research Institute (CRI) that was established in 1992.
University of Waikato – Department of Chemistry – Organisation
The Chemistry Department at the University of Waikato provides a top-quality education in chemistry for undergraduate and masters students and first-rate doctoral training.