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Laser surface treatment of bio-implant materials

By Liang Hao and Jonathan Lawrence

Abstract

The biomaterials technology industry is already well established in the western world and is growing rapidly within Asian Pacific nations. It is often described as the ‘next electronics industry’, whilst the laser is described as a ‘solution looking for a problem’. This book describes the use of the laser to solve a troublesome and costly problem in a rapidly growing global industry. The authors have spent many years conducting research using laser materials processing and wettability characteristics and have perfected a technique to improve the bio-compatibility of various bone-implant materials using laser irradiation. They have made pioneering discoveries on the subject and established some generic theories and principals that will have a wide range of applications in the biomaterials field

Topics: H680 Optoelectronic Engineering, H700 Production and Manufacturing Engineering
Publisher: John Wiley and Sons
Year: 2005
OAI identifier: oai:eprints.lincoln.ac.uk:3183
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