J Mech Behav Biomed Mater 2021 03 17;115:104260. Epub 2020 Dec 17.
São Paulo State University, Regenerative Medicine Lab, Department of Veterinary Surgery and Animal Reproduction, School of Veterinary Medicine and Animal Science, UNESP, Botucatu, SP, Brazil. Electronic address:
Titanium scaffolds with non-toxic β stabilizing elements (Nb and Sn), Ti-34Nb-6Sn (TNS), and with magnesium as spacer (TNS/M), were processed by powder metallurgy, and sintered at 800 °C. The X-ray diffraction (XRD) pattern showed that materials are biphasic alloys, presenting 45 to 42% (wt %) in hcp (α-phase) and the rest is bcc (β-phase), and the presence of a slight peak relating to TiO in both materials. Pores of approximately 50 μm for TNS and 300 μm to TNS/M were observed in the micrographic analysis by scanning electron microscopy (SEM). Read More