|About this Abstract
||2016 TMS Annual Meeting & Exhibition
||Recent Developments in Biological, Structural and Functional Thin Films and Coatings
||Surface Functionalization of Titanium Surfaces to Design Innovative Hybrid and Biocompatible Materials
||Melania Reggente, Irene Bonafede, Geneviève Pourroy, Patrick Masson, Marco Rossi, Heinz Palkowski, Adele Carradò
|On-Site Speaker (Planned)
This research concerns the development of a new strategy to fabricate innovative and biocompatible sandwich materials made of two titanium (Ti) sheets and an organic core, namely polymethylmethacrylate(PMMA). Their properties exploit both the low density and weight of polymers, and the high bending resistance and load-capacity of Ti.
Due to their good formability, these structures can be used in biomedical applications, for instance in craniofacial surgery.
Furthermore, the mechanical properties can be tailored according to the thickness of each component, coming close to the bone ones.
Generally, in sandwich materials, the metal foils are stuck to the polymer by using epoxy resins, which are not biocompatible. Our main objective is to replace these adhesive agents by covalent bond between the metal and the polymer using a combination of chemical modifications of titanium (Ti) surfaces.
||Planned: A print-only volume