Application, Processing and Testing of Modern Biomaterials

A special issue of Coatings (ISSN 2079-6412). This special issue belongs to the section "Bioactive Coatings and Biointerfaces".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 30 August 2024 | Viewed by 3007

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Interests: materials science; durability of materials in civil engineering; sustainable cementitious materials; metallic alloys; biomaterials; biodegradable alloys; biomaterials characterization; coatings and thin films
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Dear Colleagues,

Globally, biomaterials play an integral role in medicine nowadays, in different applications and scopes, for restoring function and facilitating healing for people after injury or disease. The first historical use of biomaterials dates to antiquity, but this field has grown significantly in the past decade due to discoveries in tissue engineering, regenerative medicine, and more. The modern field of biomaterials combines medicine, biology, physics, and chemistry, and more recent influences from tissue engineering and materials science with the ultimate goal of promoting a new generation of multifunctional implants with long-term performance.

We are pleased to invite you to submit your work to this Special Issue on "Application, Processing and Testing of Modern Biomaterials". The scope of this Special Issue includes application, processing and testing of modern biomaterials (metals, bioglasses, composites, ceramics, polymers) covering the most recent advances in implantable biocompatible alloys with relevant practical applications.

The aim of this Special Issue is to present the latest experimental and theoretical achievements in the field, through a combination of original research papers as well as comprehensive reviews addressing the relevant state-of-the-art topics in the area of medical applications, from leading research groups around the world, covering the most recent advances in modern biomaterials. Scientific and technological progress has been achieved on this topic by universities and research institutes worldwide. Furthermore, the field of biomaterials is very well known by scientists, and can be improved in many ways by improving the quality of human life.

In this Special Issue, original research articles and reviews are welcome. Research areas may include (but not limited to) the following:

  • Modern biomaterials that can be reengineered into molded or machined parts, coatings, fibers, films, foams, and fabrics for use in biomedical products and devices;
  • Attainment of all types of biomaterials used for medical applications: metallic, ceramics, polymers, composites;
  • Mechanical coating/alloying/treatment of the metallic and non-metallic materials;
  • Thermo/chemical treatment of the metallic and non-metallic materials;

Prof. Dr. Petricǎ Vizureanu
Dr. Simona Baltatu
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  • modern biomaterials
  • biocompatibility
  • characterization
  • medical application
  • biomaterials processing
  • metals
  • bioglasses
  • composites
  • ceramics
  • polymers

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Carbon Nanotube (CNT) Encapsulated Magnesium-Based Nanocomposites to Improve Mechanical, Degradation and Antibacterial Performances for Biomedical Device Applications
by Jinguo Zhao, Ma Haowei, Abbas Saberi, Zahra Heydari and Madalina Simona Baltatu
Coatings 2022, 12(10), 1589; - 20 Oct 2022
Cited by 9 | Viewed by 2182
Nowadays, magnesium (Mg) composites are gaining much attention in biomedical device applications due to their biocompatibility and biodegradability properties. This research is to study the microstructure, mechanical, corrosive and antibacterial properties of Mg−2.5Zn−0.5Zr/xCNT (x = 0, 0.3, 0.6, 0.9) composites made with mechanical [...] Read more.
Nowadays, magnesium (Mg) composites are gaining much attention in biomedical device applications due to their biocompatibility and biodegradability properties. This research is to study the microstructure, mechanical, corrosive and antibacterial properties of Mg−2.5Zn−0.5Zr/xCNT (x = 0, 0.3, 0.6, 0.9) composites made with mechanical alloying and semi-powder metallurgy (SPM) processes, accompanied by SPS. Based on the microstructural characteristics, CNTs were almost uniformly distributed in the Mg matrix. The results displayed that the hardness and ultimate compressive strength (UCS) of the composites were meaningfully increased compared to a Mg matrix. Moreover, the degradation rate of Mg composites was almost halved in the presence of small amounts of CNTs in the Kokubo simulated body fluid (SBF). Due to the slowed degradation process, the Mg−2.5Zn−0.5Zr/0.6CNT biocomposites exhibited excellent cellular compatibility. Evaluation of antibacterial activity displayed that adding CNTs to the Mg matrix could significantly prevent the growing of Escherichia coli (E. coli) and Staphylococcus aureus (S. aureus). In general, the research results showed that CNTs are an efficient reinforcement for Mg−2.5Zn−0.5Zr/CNTs biocomposites, which leads to improved mechanical, degradation and antibacterial performances. Full article
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Planned Papers

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Title: Double oxide Perovskite Ba 2 EuMoO6 for Solar Cells applications
Highlights: Double perovskite ;Ferromagnetism;Half metallic ;Spin polarized ;photovoltaic applications

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