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Metallic Biomaterial Interfaces

Jürgen Breme (Editor), C. James Kirkpatrick (Editor), Roger Thull (Editor)

ISBN: 978-3-527-62261-0 September 2008 271 Pages


Clearly divided into three sections on the interface influence of materials and surface modifications, the physical and physicochemical surface characterization, and the biological characterization of the interface and biosystem reactions, this book is the first to concentrate on the highly important area of metal-based implants and their improved functionality and acceptance by the body.
I. Interface Influence of Materials and Surface Modifications
Passivity-inducing and -retaining Surfaces
Topological Surface Modifications
Chemical Surface Modifications
II. Physical and Physicochemical Surface Characterization
Surface Topology
Electrochemical Characterization
Spectroscopic Interface Characterization
Physical Characterization of Protein Adsorption
III. Biological Characterization of the Interface and Materials-Related Biosystem Reactions
Protein and Cell Adhesion Mechanisms
Material-Induced Cellular Interactions
Topology-Dependent Cellular Interactions