Anisotropy of ultrafine-grained alloys under impact loading: The case of biomedical niobium-zirconium

Toker S. M., Rubitschek F., Niendorf T., Canadinc D., Maier H. J.

SCRIPTA MATERIALIA, vol.66, no.7, pp.435-438, 2012 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 66 Issue: 7
  • Publication Date: 2012
  • Doi Number: 10.1016/j.scriptamat.2011.12.007
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.435-438
  • Keywords: Anisotropy, Impact toughness, Biomaterial, Niobium-zirconium, Implant material, MECHANICAL-PROPERTIES, ARTICULAR-CARTILAGE, BONE TISSUE, TEMPERATURE, CORROSION, FRACTURE, STEEL, FEMUR
  • Eskisehir Osmangazi University Affiliated: No


The anisotropy-impact response relationship of a biocompatible niobium zirconium (NbZr) alloy with an ultrafine-grained microstructure was investigated. The current findings not only shed light on the micromechanisms dictating the impact response in the microstructures studied, but are also encouraging with respect to the use of NbZr in orthopedic and dental implants. (C) 2011 Acta Materialia Inc. Published by Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.