|About this Abstract
||2022 TMS Annual Meeting & Exhibition
||Biological Materials Science
||Enhancing Biocompatibility of Zinc Nanocomposites with Improved Nanoparticle Incorporation
||Jingke Liu, Chase Linsley, Yuxin Zeng, Benjamin M Wu, Xiaochun Li
|On-Site Speaker (Planned)
Recently, nanoparticle-enhanced zinc alloys (zinc nanocomposites) have drawn tremendous interest as a favorable biodegradable metal for implants due to its good biodegradability, stable mechanical integrity during degradation, and promising biocompatibility. Molten-salt-assisted incorporation of nanoparticles is successfully applied to incorporate nanoparticles into molten zinc. However, the processing process is complicated and can lead to complications in its cytocompatibility, especially when foreign salt contamination is accidentally introduced into the zinc alloys. This study introduces an improved processing method for the biodegradable zinc nanocomposites to minimize the contamination of molten salt into molten zinc. The newly processed zinc nanocomposites offer enhanced cytocompatibility without impacting other favorable bioimplant properties.
||Biomaterials, Nanotechnology, Process Technology