Paper Title:

Fabrication of Ti14Nb4Sn Alloys for Bone Tissue Engineering Applications

Periodical Key Engineering Materials (Volume 520)
Main Theme Powder Metallurgy of Titanium
Chapter Chapter 5: Biomedical Titanium Alloys
Edited by Ma Qian
Pages 214-219
DOI 10.4028/
Citation Kun Mediaswanti et al., 2012, Key Engineering Materials, 520, 214
Online since August 2012
Authors Kun Mediaswanti, Vi Khanh Truong, Jafar Hasan, Yun Cang Li, Cui'e Wen, Elena P. Ivanova, Christopher C. Berndt, Francois Malherbe, James Wang
Keywords Bacterial Attachment, Niobium, Porous Titanium Alloy, Space-Holder Sintering, TiN
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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.