Like Avcoat, SLA (for "super-lightweight ablator
") is based on a honeycomb structure filled with gobs of ablative resin.
It is made from phenolic-impregnated carbon ablator
or PICA, a material which is extremely light, but can bear temperatures going up to a whopping 4000 degrees Fahrenheit (2200 degrees Celsius), according to an (https://www.npr.org/sections/thetwo-way/2018/04/27/606349244/nasa-mars-mission-faces-setback-after-heat-shield-cracks-under-pressure) NPR report.
Medical device company Bovie Medical (NYSE MKT:BVX) reported on Thursday the launch of a global sales channel partnership agreement with CONMED (CNMD) for its PlazXact Ablator
in orthopedic surgery procedures.
 simulated the pyrolysis and erosion of the ablator
by implementing a complex finite element model, which results in very good agreement with experimental evidences.
On 23 February 2009, SpaceX announced that its chosen phenolic-impregnated carbon ablator
heat shield material, PICA-X, had passed heat stress tests in preparation for Dragon's maiden launch.
The ablation devices segments are further sub segmented based on product types as follows - electrical (electrosurgical ablator
devices and electrical brachytherapy devices), radiation (brachytherapy, stereotactic radio surgery devices, stereotactic body radiotherapy devices, image guided radiotherapy (IGRT), image modulated radiotherapy (IMRT), nano radiation therapy, proton beam therapy), radiofrequency (temperature controlled devices, fluid cooled, catheter manipulation systems), light (cold lasers, excimer lasers, photonic ablation devices, ultraviolet lasers and others), cryotherapy (cardiac cryoablation devices and cryospray ablation systems), microwave (coretherm thermotherapy devices and prolieve thermotherapy devices).
phenolic impregnated carbon ablator
) that can protect the spacecraft as it reenters space.
Current non-resectoscopic technologies include bipolar radiofrequency (Novasure), hot liquid filled balloon (Therma Choice), cryotherapy (Her Option), circulating hot water (Hydro Therm Ablator
), and microwave (Microwave Endometrial Ablation).
A protective solid layer is developed due to the char--reinforcement reactions during ablation that helps to reduce thermal/mechanical erosion of the ablator
via a laser, acoustic ablator
or other ablation technology) that would achieve the same goal as surgical removal of the hippocampus.
The actual ablator
has a thickness of 40 [+ or -] 0.2 mm.