Oxide films on metallic biomaterials: Myths, facts and opportunities

N. Istephanous, Z. Bai, J. L. Gilbert, K. Rohly, A. Belu, I. Trausch, D. Untereker

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A study was performed on oxide films on metallic biomaterials. X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy was used to characterize oxide film thickness, surface composition and depth distribution of constituent elements before and after extended immersion. It was shown that processing affects the structure and chemistry of surface oxides, which in turn affects properties and performance.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)3157-3164
Number of pages8
JournalMaterials Science Forum
Issue number4
StatePublished - 2003



  • 316L SS
  • Hydration
  • Metallic biomaterials
  • Oxide domes
  • Oxide films
  • Property-structure relationships

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Materials Science(all)

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Istephanous, N., Bai, Z., Gilbert, J. L., Rohly, K., Belu, A., Trausch, I., & Untereker, D. (2003). Oxide films on metallic biomaterials: Myths, facts and opportunities. Materials Science Forum, 426-432(4), 3157-3164.