Poster 29: Sierra Freitas – Using Microspheres to Understand the Effect of Particle Geometry in Freeze Casting

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Faculty mentor: Steven Naleway

Freezer casting is a material fabrication process that employs ice crystals to create porous ceramic scaffolds. Most commonly, freeze cast scaffolds are created using irregularly shaped particle frit. For our project, we used irregularly shaped soda lime glass frit along with soda lime glass microspheres to create these freeze cast scaffolds. Using this frit, we created these scaffolds by freezing them using a copper rod and liquid nitrogen. From there, they were freeze dried, sintered and cut.

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