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Novel zinc alloy castings for medical implants

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posted on 28.03.2022, 15:54 authored by Thomas Yuen
There have been many studies of biodegradable metals, mainly involving magnesium and iron, with new studies of zinc. Zinc being an essential element of the human body and biocompatible, this makes it a potential candidate for a biodegradable metal. However, zinc is brittle and has low mechanical properties, but it excels in corrosion resistance. Therefor the focus of this research is to experiment with different compositions of magnesium and calcium, to see how they affect the characteristics of zinc. With the success of the characterisation, it will lead on to using zinc alloys in 3D printing for medical implants.

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Table of Contents

1. Introduction -- 2. Literature review -- 3. Experimental procedures -- 4. Results -- 5. Discussion -- 6. Conclusions -- 7. Future work -- 8. Abbreviations -- Appendices -- References.

Notes

Bibliography: pages 47-48 Empirical thesis.

Awarding Institution

Macquarie University

Degree Type

Thesis bachelor honours

Degree

BSc (Hons), Macquarie University, Faculty of Science and Engineering, School of Engineering

Department, Centre or School

School of Engineering

Year of Award

2017

Principal Supervisor

Candace Lang

Additional Supervisor 1

Wei Xu

Rights

Copyright Thomas Yuen 2017. Copyright disclaimer: http://mq.edu.au/library/copyright

Language

English

Extent

1 online resource (xiii, 48 pages illustrations (some colour))

Former Identifiers

mq:70438 http://hdl.handle.net/1959.14/1263775

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