By T Kokubo

Bioceramics were used very effectively in the human physique for a few years. they're regular in orthopaedic surgical procedure and dentistry yet they're most likely appropriate for a variety of very important purposes in the scientific equipment undefined. this crucial publication experiences the diversity of bioceramics, their houses and variety of scientific uses.

Chapters within the first component to the ebook discusses problems with value to various bioceramics equivalent to their constitution, mechanical houses and organic interactions. the second one half reports the fabrication, microstructure and houses of particular bioceramics and glasses, targeting the main promising fabrics. those comprise alumina and zirconia ceramics, bioactive glasses and bioactive glass-ceramics, calcium sulphate, tricalcium phosphate-based ceramics, hydroxyapatite, tricalcium phosphate/hydroxyapatite biphasic ceramics, si-substrated hydroxyapatite, calcium phosphate cement, calcium phosphate coating, titania-based fabrics, ceramic-polymer composites, dental ceramics and dental glass-ceramics. the ultimate workforce of chapters reports the medical purposes of bioceramics in joint substitute, bone grafts, tissue engineering and dentistry.

Bioceramics and their scientific purposes is written via top lecturers from all over the world and it presents an authoritative overview of this hugely lively quarter of analysis. This e-book is an invaluable source for biomaterials scientists and engineers, in addition to for clinicians and the tutorial community.

  • Provides an authoritative assessment of this hugely lively quarter of research
  • Discusses problems with importance of more than a few bioceramics reminiscent of their constitution, mechanical houses and organic interactions
  • Reviews the medical functions of bioceramics in joint alternative, bone grafts, tissue engineering and dentistry

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