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Special Issue "Recent Advances in Biodegradable Zinc-Based Alloys"

A special issue of Materials (ISSN 1996-1944). This special issue belongs to the section "Metals and Alloys".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 20 February 2024 | Viewed by 253

Special Issue Editor

School of Materials Science and Engineering, Xi’an Jiaotong University, Xi’an, China
Interests: biodegradable zinc alloy; strengthening and toughening; severe plastic deformation; alloying; solidification; wear-resistant materials; segregation; oxidation/corrosion; semi-solid processing; diffusion
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Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Metallic biomaterials or biometals (BMs) are usually utilized as implanting biomaterials for the repairment, reconstruction and replacement of tissue engineering (e.g., bone crew, bone plate, intravascular stent or vessel scaffold, degradable metal wires, anastomosis clips or pins, degradable metallic films, etc.) for the surgical applications in bone joints and other damaged organs. Zinc and zinc-based alloys are potential biometals with outstanding biodegradable and biocompatible performance, and have been paid much accretive attention recently in medical implanting biodegradable materials because of the moderate standard electrode potential of zinc (e.g., -0.736V for Zn, -2.363V for Mg and -0.440 for Fe as BMs) as well as biocompatibility.

The Special Issue of “Recent Advances in Biodegradable Zinc-Based Alloys” aims to capture the latest research in the fields of concentrating on the zinc-based alloys in the microstructural refinement of solidification, alloying strengthening and toughening, surface modification, 3D print, porous zinc and power, severe plastic deformation (i.e., repetitive upsetting extrusion or reciprocating extrusion, equal channel angular extrusion/pressing, multi-directional forging, high-pressure torsion), etc. Other Biometals on microstructures and mechanical properties as well as their biodegradation are warmly encouraged and called for this issue. Collected articles may depict innovative technical developments, microstructural characterization, forming processing of biodegradable zinc-based alloys, and assess their in vitro or in vivo performance and applications on the future potential approaches and emerging techniques (i.e., especially for the aspects of microstructures, properties and biological assessment).

Dr. Shengqiang Ma
Guest Editor

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  • biodegradable zinc alloy
  • biocompatibility
  • strengthening and toughening
  • severe plastic deformation
  • alloying
  • surface modification
  • in vitro/in vivo biodegradation
  • porous zinc materials
  • 3D-printing zinc alloy
  • metallic biomaterials

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