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Fabrication of novel TiZr alloy foams for biomedical applications

Wen, Cui`e, Yamada, Y. and Hodgson, Peter 2006, Fabrication of novel TiZr alloy foams for biomedical applications, Materials science & engineering. C, biomimetic materials, sensors and systems., vol. 26, no. 8, pp. 1439-1444, doi: 10.1016/j.msec.2005.08.006.

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Title Fabrication of novel TiZr alloy foams for biomedical applications
Author(s) Wen, Cui`e
Yamada, Y.
Hodgson, Peter
Journal name Materials science & engineering. C, biomimetic materials, sensors and systems.
Volume number 26
Issue number 8
Start page 1439
End page 1444
Publisher Elsevier Sequoia
Place of publication Lausanne, Switzerland
Publication date 2006
ISSN 0928-4931
1873-0191
Keyword(s) porous metals
biomaterials
mechanical properties
porosity
powder metallurgy
Summary Bone injuries and failures often require the inception of implant biomaterial. Research in this area has received increasing attention recently. In particular, porous metals are attractive due to its unique physical, mechanical, and new bone tissue ingrowth properties. In the present study, TiZr alloy powders were prepared using mechanical alloying. Novel TiZr alloy foams with relative densities of approximately 0.3 were fabricated by a powder metallurgical process. The TiZr alloy foams displayed an interconnected porous structure resembling bone and the pore size ranged from 200 to 500 μm. The compressive plateau stress and the Young’s modulus of the TiZr foam were 78.4 MPa and 15.3 GPa, respectively. Both the porous structure and the mechanical properties of the TiZr foam were very close to those of natural bone.
Language eng
DOI 10.1016/j.msec.2005.08.006
Field of Research 091499 Resources Engineering and Extractive Metallurgy not elsewhere classified
HERDC Research category C1 Refereed article in a scholarly journal
Persistent URL http://hdl.handle.net/10536/DRO/DU:30003756

Document type: Journal Article
Collection: Centre for Material and Fibre Innovation
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