JOM

, 56:38

Nanostructured ceramics in medical devices: Applications and prospects

  • Roger J. Narayan
  • Prashant N. Kumta
  • Charles Sfeir
  • Dong-Hyun Lee
  • Daiwon Choi
  • Dana Olton
Overview Nanomaterials And Surfaces

DOI: 10.1007/s11837-004-0289-x

Cite this article as:
Narayan, R.J., Kumta, P.N., Sfeir, C. et al. JOM (2004) 56: 38. doi:10.1007/s11837-004-0289-x

Abstract

Nanostructured materials may possess unique capabilities for specific interactions with cells, proteins, and DNA. This article reviews several classes of nanostructured ceramics with unique biological functionalities that are being considered for use in medical devices. The properties of calcium phosphate nanoparticles (Nano-CaPs™) and diamond-like carbon-metal nanocomposite films are described in detail.

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© TMS 2004

Authors and Affiliations

  • Roger J. Narayan
    • 1
  • Prashant N. Kumta
    • 2
  • Charles Sfeir
    • 3
    • 4
  • Dong-Hyun Lee
    • 5
  • Daiwon Choi
    • 5
  • Dana Olton
    • 6
  1. 1.the School of Materials Science and Engineering at Georgia Institute of TechnologyAtlanta
  2. 2.the Department of Materials Science and Engineering and the Department of Biomedical Engineering at Carnegie Mellon UniversityPittsburgh
  3. 3.the Department of Oral Medicine at the University of PittsburghPittsburgh
  4. 4.the Department of Biomedical Engineering at Carnegie Mellon UniversityPittsburgh
  5. 5.the Department of Materials Science and Engineering at Carnegie Mellon UniversityPittsburgh
  6. 6.the Department of Materials Science and Engineering and the Department of Biomedical Engineering at Carnegie Mellon UniversityPittsburgh