1st Edition

Nanostructural Bioceramics Advances in Chemically Bonded Ceramics

Edited By Leif Hermansson Copyright 2015
    170 Pages 5 Color & 39 B/W Illustrations
    by Jenny Stanford Publishing

    Biomaterials are produced in situ and in vivo in the body using mainly hydration reactions, that is, reactions between phosphates, silicates or aluminates, and water. The nanostructural integration of these biomaterials in the body is controlled by six mechanisms. This book describes the new biomaterials based on nanostructural chemically bonded bioceramics and discusses their general and specific properties. It presents an overview of the nanostructural chemically bonded bioceramics, including their processing aspects, properties, integration with tissues, relation to other bioceramics and biomaterials, and nanostructural integration in different dental and orthopaedic applications.

    Introduction to Nanostructural Chemically Bonded Bioceramics
    Classification of Bioceramics
    General Properties
    Specific Properties
    Nanostructural Mechanisms and Integration to Hard Tissue
    Nanostructures Including Nanoporosity
    Future Trends


    Leif Hermansson is founder of Doxa AB, Sweden, and holds two professorships, one in materials chemistry within bioceramics and the other in structural ceramics. He has held various positions at Uppsala University and Stockholm University and lectures regularly at conferences on biomaterials all over the world. He has published 75 scientific papers and is author of 40 original patents in biomaterials, including ceramic processing, properties, and applications.

    "This book describes a new family of in situ in vivo produced bioceramics with high potential within dentistry and orthopedics. The importance of nanostructural properties is thrilling, and thoroughly described."

    —Prof. Roger Narayan, North Carolina State University, USA

    "This book is an excellent introduction to the field of bionanomaterials for the researcher as well as the newcomer to the field. It introduces readers to the structure and characteristics of new bioceramics, chemically bonded nanobioceramics, and their interaction with tissues in vivo and in vitro, posing the question: What determines the biocompatibility and the toxicity of such new inserts in human bodies? The book thoroughly explains chemically bonded bioceramics from a chemical composition and mineralogy point of view and early tissue response, providing researchers with comprehensive knowledge about nanobioceramics for practical applications."

    —Walid M. Daoush, Helwan University, Egypt