In this paper, porous Ti14Nb4Sn alloys were fabricated using a space holder sintering method, resulting in a porosity of ~70%. Scanning electron microscopy (SEM) analyses revealed a combination of both macropore and micropore structures. The fabricated titanium alloy scaffolds exhibited a similar structure to that of natural bone, which is expected to improve bone implant longevity. Bacterial cells of Pseudomonas aeruginosa ATCC 9027 were employed for the in vitro test.
Key Engineering Materials: Powder Metallurgy of Titanium: selected papers from the Symposium on Powder Processing and Metallurgy of Titanium, Brisbane, Queensland, Australia, 07-11 December 2011 / Ma Qian (ed.),
Vol. 520 (2012), pp. 214-219