Recent progress in Ti-based metallic glasses for application as biomaterials

Guoqiang Xie, Fengxiang Qin, Shengli Zhu

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Ti-based bulk metallic glasses are of great interest in biomedical applications due to their high corrosion resistance, excellent mechanical properties and good biocompatibility. This article reviews recent progress in the development of Ti-based metallic glasses for the application as biomaterials. Ti-based (Ti-Zr-Cu-Pd, Ti-Zr-Cu-Pd-Sn, and Ti-Zr-Cu-Pd-Nb) bulk metallic glasses without toxic and allergic elements have been developed. These glassy alloys exhibited high glass-forming ability, high strength, large plasticity, good corrosion resistance and excellent biocompatibility, which open possibilities to create Ti-based metallic glass implants. Using a spark plasma sintering process, large-size Ti-based bulk metallic glasses and the composites with hydroxyapatite, as well as porous glassy alloys having approximate Young's modulus with that of bone were developed.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1314-1323
Number of pages10
JournalMaterials Transactions
Issue number8
Publication statusPublished - 2013
Externally publishedYes


  • Bioactivity
  • Biomaterials
  • Corrosion resistance
  • Mechanical properties
  • Titanium-based metallic glass

ASJC Scopus subject areas

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


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