MATEC Web Conf.
Volume 321, 2020The 14th World Conference on Titanium (Ti 2019)
|Number of page(s)||5|
|Section||Biomedical and Healthcare Applications|
|Published online||12 October 2020|
Achieving high strength and low Young’s modulus by controlling the beta stabilizers content in Ti-Nb-Ta-Zr-O alloys
1 Department of Physics of Materials, Charles University, Prague, Czech Republic
2 Institute of Thermomechanics, Czech Academy of Sciences, Prague, Czech Republic
3 Institute of Materials Science, Technische Universität Bergakademie Freiberg, Germany
High strength and low Young’s modulus is the desired combination of mechanical properties for the endoprostheses material. Metastable beta titanium alloys are promising materials for this application. In this study, four Ti-xNb-6Ta-7Zr-0.7O (wt.%) alloys were prepared where Nb content ranged from 26 to 35 wt. %. All alloys contained pure beta phase. The high oxygen content causes high microhardness (330 HV), hence also the strength, while decreasing content of Nb leads to lower electrons per atom (e/a) ratio. The e/a ratio affects the Young’s modulus which is highest (76 GPa) in Ti-35Nb-6Ta-7Zr-0.7O alloy with e/a=4.31 and the lowest (64 GPa) in Ti-26Nb-6Ta-7Zr-0.7O with e/a=4.24. Such evolution of Young’s modulus is in accordance with existing literature data, however, in comparison with other works, the Ti-26Nb-6Ta-7Zr-0.7O alloy shows double microhardness when compared to alloys with similar Young’s modulus. Therefore, the approach of using controlled oxygen content for alloy design is very promising for development of biocompatible metastable beta Ti alloy for endoprostheses production.
© The Authors, published by EDP Sciences, 2020
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