Fabrication of Ti14Nb4Sn alloys for bone tissue engineering applications

Kun Mediaswanti, Vi Khanh Truong, Jafar Hasan, Yuncang Li, Cuie Wen, Elena P. Ivanova, Christopher C. Berndt, Francois Malherbe, James Wang

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In this paper, porous Ti14Nb4Sn alloys were fabricated using a space holder sintering method, resulting in a porosity of ∼70%. Scanning electron microscopy (SEM) analyses revealed a combination of both macropore and micropore structures. The fabricated titanium alloy scaffolds exhibited a similar structure to that of natural bone, which is expected to improve bone implant longevity. Bacterial cells of Pseudomonas aeruginosa ATCC 9027 were employed for the in vitro test.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationPowder Metallurgy of Titanium
Subtitle of host publicationPowder processing, consolidation and metallurgy of titanium
EditorsMa Qian
Place of PublicationSwitzerland
PublisherTrans Tech Publications Ltd
Number of pages6
ISBN (Print)9783037854686, 3038138843
Publication statusPublished - Aug 2012
Externally publishedYes
Event1st International Conference on Powder Processing, Consolidation and Metallurgy of Titanium - University of Queensland, Brisbane, QLD, Australia
Duration: 4 Dec 20117 Dec 2011

Publication series

NameKey Engineering Materials
ISSN (Print)1013-9826
ISSN (Electronic)1662-9795


Conference1st International Conference on Powder Processing, Consolidation and Metallurgy of Titanium
CityBrisbane, QLD
OtherThe objectives of this conference were to provide an international forum to review recent progress in both the fundamental sciences and applications of PM Ti and to discuss future
directions. The conference attracted 127 delegates from 15 countries. A total of 78 selected papers were presented. In addition, a 90 min Panel Discussion, chaired by Dr David Whittaker, reviewed the current status of the PM Ti business and the major impediments to future developments, with active participation of the audience. The conference fully achieved its objectives and turned out to be the largest international gathering dedicated to PM Ti.


  • Bacterial attachment
  • Niobium
  • Porous titanium alloys
  • Space-holder sintering
  • Tin


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