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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.

Hardbound,

Published: May 2014

Imprint: Woodhead Publishing

ISBN: 978-0-85709-434-6

Contents

  • Preface
    Part I Fundamentals of precious metals for biomedical applications
    1 Properties and processing of precious metal alloys for biomedical applications
    N. Baltzer and T. Copponnex, Cendres+Métaux Group, Switzerland
    2 Biocompatibility of precious metals for medical applications
    A. Johnson, University of Sheffield, UK and T. Shiraishi, Nagasaki University, Japan
    3 Corrosion resistance of precious metals for biomedical applications
    S. J. Megremis, American Dental Association, USA
    4 Optimizing the the bio-nano interface for gold nanoparticles
    M. Neshatian, C.Yang, N. Hegarty and D. B. Chithrani, Department of Physics, Ryerson University, Toronto, ON
    Part II Biomedical applications of precious metals
    5 Precious metal alloys for dental applications
    D. A. Givan, University of Alabama School of Dentistry, USA
    6 Platinum group metals (PGMs) for permanent implantable electronic devices
    B. K. Woodward, Johnson Matthey, USA
    7 Nanoporous gold for biomedical applications: structure, properties and applications
    T. M. Martin, University of North Carolina Chapel Hill and North Carolina State University, USA, D. B. Robinson, Sandia National Laboratories, USA and R. J. Narayan, University of North Carolina Chapel Hill and North Carolina State University, USA
    8 Gold nanostructures for bioimaging, drug delivery and therapeutics
    X. Chen, Q. W. Li, and X.M. Wang, Southeast University, China
    9 Silver containing bioactive glasses for tissue engineering applications
    M. Diba, Radbound University Medical Center, The Netherlands and A. R. Boccaccini, University of Erlangen-Nuremberg, Germany

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