Shape memory metals are suitable for a wide range of biomedical devices including applications in dentistry, bone repair, urology and cardiology. This book provides a thorough review of shape memory metals and devices for medical applications. The first part of the book discusses the materials, primarily Ti-Ni based alloys; chapters cover mechanical properties, thermodynamics, and composition as well as fabrication of parts, chemical reactivity, surface modification, and biocompatibility. It book also covers stents, orthodontic devices and endodontic instruments. Finally, future developments in this area are discussed including alternatives to Ti-Ni based shape memory alloys.
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Inc
Number of pages: 320
Weight: 635 g
Dimensions: 235 x 156 x 23 mm
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