|About this Abstract
||Materials Science & Technology 2011
||MS&T'11 Poster Session
||021 Radiation Interactions in Biologically Important Materials
||Pravina Prakash Pawar, Govind K Bichile; Pravina Prakash Pawar, Govind K Bichile
|On-Site Speaker (Planned)
||Pravina Prakash Pawar; Pravina Prakash Pawar
Biomaterials is a term used to indicate materials that constitute parts of medical implants, extracorporeal devices, and disposables that have been utilized in medicine, surgery, dentistry, and veterinary medicine as well as in every aspect of patient health care. Biomaterials are materials used in close or direct contact with the body to augment or replace faulty materials. Biomaterials must be compatible with the body so that the body does not reject them. However, in some cases, biomaterials like organ transplants do cause rejection, which can be addressed through anti-rejection medications. Biomaterials do not have to be living or once living materials however. They can be of synthetic origin as well. The paper gives the results of theoretical calculations of parameters like effective atomic number (Zeff) and electron density (Ne) which characterize the γ-ray interaction for different biocompatible materials.