Fabrication of Ti14Nb4Sn Alloys for Bone Tissue Engineering Applications
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.
K. Mediaswanti et al., "Fabrication of Ti14Nb4Sn Alloys for Bone Tissue Engineering Applications", Key Engineering Materials, Vol. 520, pp. 214-219, 2012