Recently, chemical, physical, and mechanical processes for the fabrication of metal/alloy-ceramic nanocomposites with a unique microstructure have been developed. These processes permit the control of microstructural properties such as the size of pore openings, surfaces properties, and the nature of the base metal/alloy. This book presents information about the structure and characteristics of new dental nanomaterials, corrosion behavior of metallic biomaterials and implants as well as methods of surface improvement of implants by means of nanoengineering, which decides the biocompatibility of the insert. It thoroughly explains the osseointegration from a biological viewpoint and early tissue response.
Corrosion of Metallic Biomaterials and Implants
Nanostructured Stainless Steels
Ti-Based Ceramic Nanocomposities
Shape Memory TiNi Materials
Surface Treatment of Ti-Based Nanomaterials
Nanomaterials in Preventive Dentistry
Osteoblast Behavior on Nanostructured Implant Materials
Application of Bulk Nanostructured Materials in Dentistry
Mieczyslaw Jurczyk is a professor of materials science and engineering, the director of the Institute of Materials Science and Engineering at Poznan University of Technology, Poland, and head of the Division of Functional Nanomaterials. Jurczyk is the principal researcher in various research programs related to nanomaterials. In recent years, his research activity has been connected with two topics: (i) advanced nanomaterials for storage of hydrogen and (ii) advanced bionanomaterials and bionanocomposites for medical applications. He is the author of 250 scientific publications and 4 books.
"This book is the latest achievement by the school created by Prof. Mieczyslaw Jurczyk in the fields of nanomaterials and nanotechnology. It is a compendium of the existing knowledge of bionanomaterials and bionanotechnology used for dental applications. An excellent reference for university teachers and students of dentistry and materials science and engineering, it represents a novel approach to materials used in dentistry and, thus, their future."
—Dr Michal Kulka - Poznan University of Technology, Poland
"This book is a unique source of information on nanomaterials and nanotechnology, with a particular focus on bionanomaterials in dentistry. It is written by recognized scientists in the fields of both engineering and medical sciences. A substantial number of recent references make it valuable and inspiring for students and scientists in the field."
—Prof. Marcin Leonowicz - Warsaw University of Technology, Poland