Alloys which are planned to be used for implants fabrication must possess excellent biocompatibility, high strength, and low Young's modulus. A low elastic modulus, close to that of the cortical bone could significantly reduce the stress-shielding phenomenon usually occurring after surgery. Beta-titanium alloys such as Ti-Nb are good candidates for this purpose. Nb is known as a biocompatible metal used for titanium β-phase stabilization. Previous investigations indicate that the increase of Nb content results in the increase of β phase amount but the decrease of β grain size. In this study, we were aiming at the investigation of the microstructural properties of a titanium alloy manufactured by electron beam melting from the elemental powders mixture of Ti and Nb with 26 at.% of Nb. The influence of operating parameters on the efficacy of dissolving Nb particles in Ti was studied. The results obtained by SEM analysis demonstrated that electron beam energy has a significant effect on the homogeneity of the manufactured specimens. To obtain homogeneous and porosity-free specimens high energy level is required. The microstructure of these specimens was characterized.
|Journal||Journal of Physics: Conference Series|
|Publication status||Published - 17 Dec 2019|
|Event||15th International Russian-Chinese Symposium on Advanced Materials and Processes - Sochi, Russian Federation|
Duration: 16 Oct 2019 → 19 Oct 2019
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Physics and Astronomy(all)