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- Porous shape memory alloy scaffolds for biomedical applications: a review
- Wen, C. E.; Xiong, J. Y.; Li, Y. C.; Hodgson, P. D.
- The interest in using porous shape memory alloy (SMA) scaffolds as implant materials has been growing in recent years due to the combination of their unique mechanical and functional properties, i.e. shape memory effect and superelasticity, low elastic modulus combined with new bone tissue ingrowth ability and vascularization. These attractive properties are of great benefit to the healing process for implant applications. This paper reviews current state-of-the art on the processing, porous characteristics and mechanical properties of porous SMAs for biomedical applications, with special focus on the most widely used SMA nickel-titanium (NiTi), including (i) microstructural features, mechanical and functional properties of NiTi SMAs; (ii) main processing methods for the fabrication of porous NiTi SMAs and their mechanical properties and (iii) new-generation Ni-free, biocompatible porous SMA scaffolds.
- Publication type
- Journal article
- Physica Scripta: proceedings of the 3rd International Symposium on Functional Materials 2009 (ISFM 2009), Seoul, Korea, 15-18 June 2009, Vol. T139 (May 2010), paper no. 014070
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- 01 Mathematical Sciences; 02 Physical Sciences
- Biomedical applications; Mechanical properties; Implant materials; Porous shape memory alloys; Scaffolds
- Institute of Physics Publishing
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- Copyright © 2010 The Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences.
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