Bookcover of Development and characterization of biodegradable Fe-based alloys
Booktitle:

Development and characterization of biodegradable Fe-based alloys

for temporary medical implant applications

Südwestdeutscher Verlag für Hochschulschriften (2013-05-22 )

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ISBN-13:

978-3-8381-2833-7

ISBN-10:
3838128338
EAN:
9783838128337
Book language:
English
Blurb/Shorttext:
Iron and its alloys are currently evaluated for use as biodegradable materials for temporary medical implants. The concept of a metallic implant that degrades within the human body has become increasingly accepted in recent years. If the material degraded in the body while the tissue recovered implant removal would become obsolete. Fe is a promising candidate as a degradable implant material. This work develops a design strategy which takes into account electrochemical, microstructural and toxicological aspects. The aim is to find alloys whose performance is suitable for implant applications, in terms of both degradation rate and high strength and ductility. The austenitic high-Mn alloys developed in the study possess an impressive combination of high ductility, simultaneously high strength levels and a pronounced strain hardening response. Degradation properties were evaluated by means of immersion testing and electrochemical impedance spectroscopy in physiological media. In vitro cytocompatibility studies were performed by means of indirect cell tests using extracts from the alloys. The overall performance of the alloys developed and characterized in this study is very promising.
Publishing house:
Südwestdeutscher Verlag für Hochschulschriften
Website:
https://www.svh-verlag.de
By (author) :
Michael Schinhammer
Number of pages:
196
Published at:
2013-05-22
Stock:
Available
Category:
General Natural Sciences
Price:
69.90 €
Keywords:
iron, Recrystallization, electrochemical impedance spectroscopy, Mechanical performance, biodegradable metal, medical implants, degradation properties, in vitro testing, immersion testing, cytocompatibility, Design Strategy, Biocompatibility, precipitation, simulated body fluid

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