Wear and Bioconductivity Characteristics of Oxidized Ti-29Nb-13Ta-4.6Zr
. An investigation of wear and bioconductivity characteristics of oxidized Ti-29Nb-13Ta- 4.6Zr is presented. Experimental results showed that oxidation treatment at 400oC for 24h in air results in the formation of a hard layer on the surface of the alloy, which greatly benefits its wear resistance. Calcium phosphate (Ca-P) phase was found to grow on the oxidized and alkali treated Ti-29Nb-13Ta-4.6Zr alloy samples when they were immersed in a protein-free simulated body fluid or fast calcification solution.
S.-G. Kang and T. Kobayashi
S. J. Li et al., "Wear and Bioconductivity Characteristics of Oxidized Ti-29Nb-13Ta-4.6Zr ", Materials Science Forum, Vols. 449-452, pp. 1277-1280, 2004