Special Issue "Titania-Based Materials for Medical Applications"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 15 September 2020.
Interests: nanotechnologies; titanium and titania-based biomaterial; coordination compounds; structural studies and spectral characterization; medical applications
Intense works related to searching for new biomaterials and improvements of currently used ones are the response to the modern medicine demand for materials with new physicochemical and mechanical properties as well as with appropriate bioactivity. Such materials can be used in designing and construction of devices for various fields of modern medicine. Titania based-materials, which in addition to their beneficial mechanical properties are characterized by high biocompatibility, are an important group of biomaterials. These types of materials can be used to modify titanium or titanium alloys medical devices surface, e.g., implants used in orthopedic, dentistry, maxilla-facial, and spine surgery. The preparation of ceramic titanium materials with high chemical purity, characterized by specific physical and mechanical properties, is an interesting issue. The strictly defined nano- or microarchitecture of these materials allows their enrichment in anti-inflammatory agents, which can be gradually released, e.g., after a surgical procedure. It is also interesting to note that titania-based materials, due to their properties—surface morphology, structure, and reactivity—can affect the human body in different ways. Knowledge of these materials, their properties, and their synergistic effects is very important for optimal applications of these materials in various fields of medicine.
In spite of intensive investigations related to titania-based materials, studies on them are still an attractive topic. Therefore, we would like this Special Issue to become a place to present research results, exchange experiences, as well as for further cooperation on their use in various biomedical applications.
Your contributions are welcome.
Assist. Prof. Piotr Piszczek
Dr. Aleksandra Radtke
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- titania-based materials
- physicochemical and mechanical properties
- medical applications