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This volume considers the most common materials used in medical devices. State-of-the-art reference information is given for implant materials including stainless steels, cobalt-base alloys, titanium, shape memory alloys, noble metals, ceramics, and polymers. Examples of materials- and mechanical-based failures of medical devices provide lessons learned in the failure analysis section. Biotribology and implant wear are covered extensively, including clinical wear and biological aspects of implant wear. A detailed look at corrosion includes its effects, corrosion products, mechanically assisted corrosion and corrosion fatigue. Biocompatibility is also discussed at length including biocompatibility of ceramics and polymers. Engineers with little exposure to medical and biomedical engineering will find this book particularly useful. Content: Front Matter • Policy on Units of Measure • Preface • Table of Contents •Part I. Introduction 1. Introduction to Medical Implant Materials 2. Fundamentals of Medical Implant Materials 3. Applications of Medical Implant Materials 4. Microjoining in Medical Components and Devices •Part II. Corrosion and Biocompatibility 5. Biocompatibility, Metals Ions, and Corrosion Products 6. Corrosion Testing of Implantable Medical Devices 7. Biocompatibility of Metallic Materials for Medical Devices - The Effects of Corrosion and Corrosion Products 8. Mechanically Assisted Corrosion of Metallic Biomaterials 9. Corrosion Fatigue and Stress-Corrosion Cracking in Metallic Biomaterials 10. Biocompatibility of Ceramics 11. Biocompatibility of Polymers •Part III. Biotribology and Implant Wear 12. Tribological Characterization of Biomaterials 13. Biologic Aspects of Implant Wear 14. Friction and Wear of Dental Materials 15. Friction and Wear of Medical Implants and Prosthetic Devices •Part IV. Medical Implant Materials 16. Medical Applications of Stainless Steels 17. Cobalt-Base Alloys 18. Titanium and its Alloys for Biomedical Implants 19. Shape Memory Alloys 20. Noble and Precious Metal Applications in Biomaterials with Emphasis on Dentistry 21. Ceramic Materials 22. Tantalum 23. Medical Polymers 24. Medical Adhesives 25. Dental Composite Resins 26. Porous Coatings on Metallic Implant Materials •Part V. Implant Evaluation 27. Material and Chemical Characterization as a Part of the Biological Evaluation of Medical Devices 28. Surface Characterization for Medical Devices 29. Medical Device Failure Analysis •Part VI. Reference Information 30. International Standards for Biological Evaluation of Medical Devices 31. Medical Device Materials Reference Index
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Narayan (born 26 September 1940) is an Indian author best known for his debut novel Kocharethi (1998).