Fabrication of highly porous titanium (Ti) scaffolds with two interlaced periodic pores

Kwan Ha Shin, Young Mi Soon, Young Hag Koh, Jong Hoon Lee, Won Young Choi, Hyoun Ee Kim

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This paper reports a novel type of porous titanium (Ti) scaffolds with two interlaced periodic pores that were produced by coating the surfaces of a dual-channeled hydroxyapatite (HA) scaffold, as a supporting framework, with a titanium hydride (TiH2) slurry followed by heat-treatment at 1200 °C for 3 h in a vacuum to convert TiH2 to Ti metal. This method allowed the porous Ti scaffolds to mimic the original pore structure of the dual-channeled HA scaffold in a tightly controlled manner. It was observed that the Ti layer was strongly adhered to the HA layer, owing to the diffusion of P ions into the Ti layer. The fabricated sample showed a high compressive strength of 6.0 ± 0.77 MPa and a porosity of 78 vol.% due to its unique pore structure, as well as perfect interconnections between the pores.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1341-1343
Number of pages3
JournalMaterials Letters
Issue number15
Publication statusPublished - 2009 Jun 15

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Funding Information:
This research was supported by a grant from the Fundamental R&D Program for Core Technology of Materials funded by the Ministry of Knowledge Economy, Republic of Korea.


  • Hydroxyapatite (HA)
  • Mechanical properties
  • Metals and alloys
  • Porosity
  • Titanium (Ti)

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Materials Science
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Mechanics of Materials
  • Mechanical Engineering


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