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2017 Scientific Images Contest Winners

The salty night Open Access (recommended)

2017 Fifth Place | The "waves" in this image are the edge of a 3D-printed hydrogel. Hydrogels are made of water, but act like soft solids such as jelly, contact lenses, or cartilage in our joints. The "stars" here are salt crystals. These help solidify the hydrogel. By forming a flexible, jelly-like material, these hydrogels can be 3D-printed into any shape. For example, we can print hydrogel implants to heal damaged cartilage in human joints.

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Resource type(s)
Image
Keyword
Hydrogel
3D-printed
cartilage
human joints
Rights
All rights reserved
Creator
Sather, Nicholas Allen
Abstract
This image originally appeared as part of Northwestern's Scientific Images Contest. The contest and subsequent exhibitions are organized by Science in Society, the university's research center for science education and public engagement. Further information and opportunities to participate are available on their website. Prints and canvas editions of these Northwestern research images can also be purchased online (with the small net profit going to science education and outreach programming in the Chicago area).
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Digital Publisher
Science in Society
Original Publisher
Science in Society
Date Created
2017
Language
English
Subject: MESH
Hydrogels
Printing, Three-Dimensional
Sodium Chloride
Location
Evanston, Illinois, United States
DOI
10.18131/G3014P
ARK
ark:/c8131/g3014p

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