• Characterization of silane coated hollow sphere alumina-reinforced ultra high molecular weight polyethylene composite as a possible bone substitute material

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      UHMWPE; powder processing; non-destructive; ultrasonic; cortical bone.

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      Silane coated hollow sphere alumina ceramic particles were moulded with ultra high molecular weight polyethylene (UHMWPE) to form a series of composites with alumina weight percent in the range from 15 to 50. The composites were prepared in a cylindrical mould using powder-processing technique. The composites were characterized for mechanical properties using destructive and non-destructive ultrasonic testing methods. The physical properties of the composite were determined and compared with those of cortical bone.

    • Author Affiliations

       

      S Roy1 S Pal1

      1. School of Bioscience and Engineering, Jadavpur University, Kolkata 700 032, India
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