Recent titanium R&D for biomedical applications in Japan

Mitsuo Niinomi

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Titanium alloys composed of nontoxic elements are being studied in Japan for use in biomedical applications. The alloys being studied are primarily α + β- and β-type titanium alloys. Areas of research include surface treatments to improve biocompatibility and methods of preventing fretting fatigue, a primary cause of failure in bio-materials.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)32-34
Number of pages3
JournalUnknown Journal
Issue number6
Publication statusPublished - 1999 Jun

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Materials Science(all)
  • Engineering(all)


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