Bulletin of Materials Science

, Volume 25, Issue 7, pp 609–612

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

  • S. Roy
  • S. Pal


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.


UHMWPE powder processing non-destructive ultrasonic cortical bone 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • S. Roy
    • 1
  • S. Pal
    • 1
  1. 1.School of Bioscience and EngineeringJadavpur UniversityKolkataIndia

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