Nanotechnology Now

Our NanoNews Digest Sponsors



Heifer International

Wikipedia Affiliate Button


android tablet pc

Home > Press > Iranian Scientists Solve Problem of High Corrosion in Magnesium Implants

Abstract:
Iranian researchers from Isfahan University of Technology solved the problem of high corrosion in magnesium alloys with applications in tissue engineering, using fluorapatite nanoparticles.

Iranian Scientists Solve Problem of High Corrosion in Magnesium Implants

Tehran, Iran | Posted on June 15th, 2011

"Magnesium-based materials have recently showed appropriate potentials to be used as biodegradable metallic implants in the treatment of bone tissues due to their perfect properties such as strength and biocompatibility," said Mehdi Razavi, one of the researchers.

"However, the high rate of corrosion is a big challenge in the application of magnesium alloys."

"The design and preparation of nanocomposites based on magnesium alloy can act as a good solution to solve this problem. Many investigations have recently been carried out on fluorapatite (FA=Ca10(PO4)6F2) due to its low solubility and its presence in natural bone and tooth, and also due to its positive effect on fluoride ion in the bone growth," he continued.

"Moreover, fluoride ion has been known as an appropriate agent for grafting apatite. Test results have confirmed that fluorapatite nanoparticles have low solubility, desirable cellular adhesion, and suitable phosphate activity."

Stressing that the Iranian researchers' studies show that the addition of fluorapatite nanoparticles has a significant effect on mechanical properties and corrosive and biological behavior of AZ91 magnesium alloy, Razavi said, "In addition, magnesium-fluorapatite composites have a better corrosion resistance compared with magnesium alloys."

"The addition of fluorapatite nanoparticles as reinforcement agent to AZ91 magnesium alloy improves and speeds up the formation of pseudo-bone apatite on the surface, thus, it provides a better protection. It is also expected that the formation of pseudo-bone apatite on the surface results in an improvement in the bone growth within the body in clinical applications," he concluded.

####

For more information, please click here

Copyright © Fars News Agency

If you have a comment, please Contact us.

Issuers of news releases, not 7th Wave, Inc. or Nanotechnology Now, are solely responsible for the accuracy of the content.

Bookmark:
Delicious Digg Newsvine Google Yahoo Reddit Magnoliacom Furl Facebook

Related News Press

News and information

Renishaw receives Queen's Award for spectroscopy developments November 25th, 2014

JPK reports on the use of AFM and the CellHesion module to study plant cells at the University of Queensland November 25th, 2014

Vegetable oil ingredient key to destroying gastric disease bacteria: In mice, therapeutic nanoparticles dampen H. pylori bacteria and inflammation that lead to ulcers and gastric cancer November 25th, 2014

Research yields material made of single-atom layers that snap together like Legos November 25th, 2014

Nanomedicine

Vegetable oil ingredient key to destroying gastric disease bacteria: In mice, therapeutic nanoparticles dampen H. pylori bacteria and inflammation that lead to ulcers and gastric cancer November 25th, 2014

Research reveals how our bodies keep unwelcome visitors out of cell nuclei November 24th, 2014

ASU, IBM move ultrafast, low-cost DNA sequencing technology a step closer to reality November 24th, 2014

An Inside Job: UC-Designed Nanoparticles Infiltrate, Kill Cancer Cells From Within November 24th, 2014

Discoveries

Lawrence Livermore researchers develop efficient method to produce nanoporous metals November 25th, 2014

Vegetable oil ingredient key to destroying gastric disease bacteria: In mice, therapeutic nanoparticles dampen H. pylori bacteria and inflammation that lead to ulcers and gastric cancer November 25th, 2014

Research yields material made of single-atom layers that snap together like Legos November 25th, 2014

Blu-ray disc can be used to improve solar cell performance: Data storage pattern transferred to solar cell increases light absorption November 25th, 2014

Announcements

Renishaw receives Queen's Award for spectroscopy developments November 25th, 2014

JPK reports on the use of AFM and the CellHesion module to study plant cells at the University of Queensland November 25th, 2014

Vegetable oil ingredient key to destroying gastric disease bacteria: In mice, therapeutic nanoparticles dampen H. pylori bacteria and inflammation that lead to ulcers and gastric cancer November 25th, 2014

Research yields material made of single-atom layers that snap together like Legos November 25th, 2014

NanoNews-Digest
The latest news from around the world, FREE




  Premium Products
NanoNews-Custom
Only the news you want to read!
 Learn More
NanoTech-Transfer
University Technology Transfer & Patents
 Learn More
NanoStrategies
Full-service, expert consulting
 Learn More












ASP
Nanotechnology Now Featured Books




NNN

The Hunger Project







© Copyright 1999-2014 7th Wave, Inc. All Rights Reserved PRIVACY POLICY :: CONTACT US :: STATS :: SITE MAP :: ADVERTISE