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dc.contributor.authorCOTOGNO GIULIOen_GB
dc.contributor.authorFRANCHI M.en_GB
dc.contributor.authorRIVETTI Stefaniaen_GB
dc.contributor.authorHOLZWARTH UWEen_GB
dc.contributor.authorCHIESA R.en_GB
dc.identifier.citationJournal of Applications Biomaterials and Biomechanics vol. 4 no. 1 p. 59en_GB
dc.description.abstractTitanium and its alloys are employed for many biomedical applications. One of the reasons of this success is related to the high biocompatibility of this material. As a matter of fact, its spontaneous capacity to create a passivation film of titanium oxide on the surface results in low amount of metal ions release in vivo and in a high resistance against corrosion. Moreover, the absence of Ni in its alloys represents an important issue in the evaluation of its biocompatibility, as compared to CoCrMo. As a matter of fact such an element is recognized as allergenic and cancerogenic agent. Nevertheless, the poor wear resistance of the Ti-oxide film keeps Ti from being employed in tribological applications. The present work investigates the possibility to apply surface treatments to the titanium in order to increase its wear resistance.en_GB
dc.description.sponsorshipJRC.I.4-Nanotechnology and Molecular Imagingen_GB
dc.publisherItalian Biomaterials Societyen_GB
dc.titleTribological Characterization of Surface Treatments to Enhance the Tribological Performances of Medical Grade Titaniumen_GB
dc.typeArticles in periodicals and booksen_GB
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