Bulk metallic glasses for implantable medical devices and surgical tools

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Title: Bulk metallic glasses for implantable medical devices and surgical tools
Authors: Meagher, Philip
O'Cearbhaill, Eoin D.
Byrne, James H.
Browne, David J.
Permanent link: http://hdl.handle.net/10197/7726
Date: 20-Jul-2016
Abstract: With increasing knowledge of the materials science of bulk metallic glasses (BMGs) and improvements in their properties and processing, they have started to become candidate materials for biomedical devices. A dichotomy in the types of medical applications has also emerged, in which some families of BMGs are being developed for permanent devices whilst another family – of Mg-based alloys – is showing promise in bioabsorbable implants. The current status of these metallurgical and technological developments is summarized.
Type of material: Journal Article
Publisher: Wiley
Journal: Advanced Materials
Volume: 28
Issue: 27
Start page: 5755
End page: 5762
Copyright (published version): 2016 the Authors
Keywords: Bulk metallic glassesBioinert systemsBioresorbable systems
DOI: 10.1002/adma.201505347
Language: en
Status of Item: Peer reviewed
Appears in Collections:Mechanical & Materials Engineering Research Collection

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