Development of Ti-30 mass% Ta Alloy for Biomedical Applications


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In the present study, the effects of Ta content on the dynamic Young’s modulus and tensile properties of Ti−Ta alloys were investigated in order to find a Ti−Ta alloy that gives low modulus and high strength for biomedical applications. For this purpose, the ingots of Ti−Ta alloys with Ta contents from 10 to 50 mass % were melted, and then rolled into the plate of 3 mm thick. All the specimens were solution treated at 1223 K in the b field for 3.6 ks and then quenched in ice water. Subsequently, some of them were aged at 773 K for 259.2 ks followed by a rapid quenching in ice water. The corrosion capacity and biocompatibility of typical Ti−Ta alloy were also evaluated. The experimental results indicate that the Ti−30% Ta alloy has better mechanical biocompatibility, corrosion capacity and cyto-toxicity than Ti−6Al−4V alloy used as a standard biomaterial, and thus it will be of considerable development for biomedical applications.



Materials Science Forum (Volumes 475-479)

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Z.Y. Zhong, H. Saka, T.H. Kim, E.A. Holm, Y.F. Han and X.S. Xie




Y. L. Zhou et al., "Development of Ti-30 mass% Ta Alloy for Biomedical Applications", Materials Science Forum, Vols. 475-479, pp. 2309-2312, 2005

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January 2005




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