Search Swinburne Research Bank
Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/1959.3/92542
- Novel titanium foam for bone tissue engineering
- Wen, C. E.; Yamada, Y.; Shimojima, K.; Chino, Y.; Hosokawa, H.; Mabuchi, M.
- 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.
- Publication type
- Journal article
- Journal of Materials Research, Vol. 17, no. 10 (Oct 2002), pp. 2633-2639
- Publication year
- FOR Code(s)
- 0912 Materials Engineering
- Bone tissue; Engineering; Implant materials; Mechanical properties; Titanium foams
- Materials Research Society
- Publisher URL
- Copyright © 2002.
- Peer reviewed