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Novel titanium foam for bone tissue engineering

Wen, Cui`e, Yamada, Y., Shimojima, K., Chino, Y., Hosokawa, H. and Mabuchi, M. 2002, Novel titanium foam for bone tissue engineering, Journal of materials research, vol. 17, no. 10, pp. 2633-2639.

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Title Novel titanium foam for bone tissue engineering
Author(s) Wen, Cui`e
Yamada, Y.
Shimojima, K.
Chino, Y.
Hosokawa, H.
Mabuchi, M.
Journal name Journal of materials research
Volume number 17
Issue number 10
Start page 2633
End page 2639
Publisher Materials Research Society
Place of publication Pittsburgh, Pa.
Publication date 2002
ISSN 0884-2914
Summary Titanium foams fabricated by a new powder metallurgical process have bimodal pore distribution architecture (i.e., macropores and micropores), mimicking natural bone. The mechanical properties of the titanium foam with low relative densities of approximately 0.20-0.30 are close to those of human cancellous bone. Also, mechanical properties of the titanium foams with high relative densities of approximately 0.50-0.65 are close to those of human cortical bone. Furthermore, titanium foams exhibit good ability to form a bonelike apatite layer throughout the foams after pretreatment with a simple thermochemical process and then immersion in a simulated body fluid. The present study illustrates the feasibility of using the titanium foams as implant materials in bone tissue engineering applications, highlighting their excellent biomechanical properties and bioactivity.
Language eng
Field of Research 091207 Metals and Alloy Materials
HERDC Research category C1.1 Refereed article in a scholarly journal
Copyright notice ©2002, Materials Research Society
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Collection: Centre for Material and Fibre Innovation
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