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Precious Metals for Biomedical Applications

Precious metals and semi-precious metals are used for an increasing number of medical applications due to the properties of these metals and their alloys. Precious Metals for Biomedical Applications reviews the properties of precious metals and their resulting applications in medicine.

Part one outlines the fundamentals of precious metals for biomedical applications, discussing their useful properties, such as biocompatibility and corrosion resistance. Part two goes on to provide an overview of the applications of precious metals in biomedicine, including dental, therapeutic, tissue engineering, and bioimaging applications. It discusses the advantages of the structure and properties of precious metals for these applications.

Precious Metals for Biomedical Applications is a key reference for material scientists and academics concerned with the properties and uses of these metals.

Audience
Biomedical engineers, corrosion engineers, materials scientists, dental precious-metal alloys production companies, medical professionals

Hardbound, 236 Pages

Published: May 2014

Imprint: Woodhead Publishing

ISBN: 978-0-85709-434-6

Contents

  • Part 1 Fundamentals of precious metals for biomedical applications: Common alloys, properties and processing or precious metals for biomedical applications; Biocompatibility of precious metals for biomedical applications; Corrosion resistance of precious metals for biomedical applications; Optimizing the interface between gold nanoparticles (NPs) and the biological environment. Part 2 Biomedical applications of precious metals: Precious metal alloys for dental applications; Platinium group metals (PGMs) for permanent implantable electronic medical devices; Nanoporous gold for biomedical applications: Structure, properties and applications; Gold nanoparticles for bioimaging, drug delivery and therapeutics; Properties and applications of silver anti-bacterial coatings; Antibacterial silver doped bioactive glasses (BG) for tissue engineering applications.

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