Description

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.

Key Features

  • Provides a useful review of this group of materials’ unique properties and applications
  • Examines the fundamentals of precious metals for biomedical applications, before looking at a wide range of applications of precious metals in medicine

Readership

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

Table of Contents

  • Contributor contact details
  • Woodhead Publishing Series in Biomaterials
  • Preface
  • Part I: Fundamentals of precious metals for biomedical applications
    • 1. Properties and processing of precious metal alloys for biomedical applications
      • Abstract:
      • 1.1 Introduction
      • 1.2 Some properties of precious metals
      • 1.3 Binary alloys
      • 1.4 Some selected alloys
      • 1.5 Testing methods
      • 1.6 Manufacturing processes
      • 1.7 Some special aspects
      • 1.8 Final remarks
      • 1.9 References
    • 2. Biocompatibility of precious metals for medical applications
      • Abstract:
      • 2.1 Introduction
      • 2.2 The selection, application and properties of precious metals currently being used in the human body
      • 2.3 A review of the literature relating to the biocompatibility of precious metals in the body
      • 2.4 The effects of alloying and microstructure of precious metal alloys on biocompatibility
      • 2.5 Conclusion and future trends
      • 2.6 References
    • 3. Corrosion resistance of precious metals for biomedical applications
      • Abstract:
      • 3.1 Introduction
      • 3.2 Electrochemical thermodynamics and electrode potential
      • 3.3 Electrochemical kinetics
      • 3.4 Corrosion testing of precious metals for biomedical applications
      • 3.5 Corrosion and tarnish of precious metals for biomedical applications
      • 3.6 Acknowledgements
      • 3.7 References
    • 4. Optimizing the bio-nano interface for gold nanoparticles
      • Abstract:
      • 4.1 Introduction
      • 4.2 Intracellular uptake, transport and excretion of nanoparticles
      • 4.3 Intracellular transport of nanoparticles
      • 4.4 Excretion of nanoparticles
      • 4.5 Conclusion
      • 4.6 References
  • Part II: Biomedical applications of precious metals
    • 5. Precious metal

Details

No. of pages:
236
Language:
English
Copyright:
© 2014
Published:
Imprint:
Woodhead Publishing
eBook ISBN:
9780857099051
Print ISBN:
9780857094346
Print ISBN:
9780081015346

About the editors

Niklaus Baltzer

Niklaus Baltzer is Head of Materials Development at Cendres+Métaux, Switzerland

Thierry Copponnex

Thierry Copponnex is Director of Development at Cendres+Métaux, Switzerland

Affiliations and Expertise

Cendres+Métaux, Switzerland

Reviews

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.