Mechanical properties of binary Ti-Ta alloys for biomedical applications

Ying Long Zhou, Mitsuo Niinomi, Toshikazu Akahori

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The effect of Ta content on the mechanical properties of the quenched binary Ti-Ta alloys with different mass percentage of Ta from 10 to 80% was investigated in order to find a Ta content that gives a good balance of low modulus and high strength for biomedical applications. The mechanical properties of binary Ti-Ta alloys depend strongly on the microstructures caused by Ta content. Among all the studied Ti-Ta alloys, Ti-30 mass % Ta alloy with martensite α" and Ti-70 mass % Ta alloy with metastable βphase have the potential to be the new candidates for biomedical applications.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1089-1092
Number of pages4
JournalMaterials Science Forum
Issue numberII
Publication statusPublished - 2004
Externally publishedYes
EventDesigning, Processing and Properties of Advanced Engineering Materials: Proceedings on the 3rd International Symposium on Designing, Processing and Properties of Advanced Engineering Materials - Jeju Island, Korea, Republic of
Duration: 2003 Nov 52003 Nov 8


  • Biomedical implant materials
  • Mechanical property
  • Microstructure
  • Solution treatment
  • Ti-Ta alloy
  • Young's modulus

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Materials Science(all)
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Mechanics of Materials
  • Mechanical Engineering


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