Synthesis and Mechanical Studies of Mg-Hydroxyapatite Composite for Bio materials Applications

Maurya, A K (2015) Synthesis and Mechanical Studies of Mg-Hydroxyapatite Composite for Bio materials Applications. Masters thesis, Indian Institute of Technology Hyderabad.

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Last few decades has seen enormous growth in terms of bone replacement materials. Relying on their desirable mechanical properties (strength and toughness), metallic materials such as stainless steel and titanium based alloys have been widely used for the application of bone fixation(replacement). However, these materials have their own limitations. For example, high modulus of elasticity of steel and titanium alloys can lead to bone atrophy, they have good corrosion resistance but wear followed by corrosion may lead to release of toxic ions in the body. Alternatively, ceramic, polymeric and composite materials have been tried as bone replacement materials. In recent years the research focus is shifted to using bioresorbable materials as bone replacement. In this regards, magnesium based implants have been investigated extensively. Magnesium metal has moderate elastic modulus and density similar to that of bone.

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Item Type: Thesis (Masters)
Uncontrolled Keywords: magnesium-hydroxyapatite, morphology of hydroxyapatite, TD417
Subjects: Materials Engineering > Materials engineering
Divisions: Department of Material Science Engineering
Depositing User: Library Staff
Date Deposited: 31 Jul 2015 09:00
Last Modified: 13 May 2019 11:50
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