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NZ Research

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.