Mechanical and Chemical Studies of Al2O3-Ti Composites for Their Use as a Bone Substitute

Alumina-based composites reinforced with titanium were manufactured by powder techniques. Characterizations indicate that titanium content affects densification which in turn causes positive effects on hardness and toughness. Microstructure presents grains of irregular shape and small sizes. Electrochemical impedance spectroscopy indicates that additions of titanium on Al2O3 enhance its corrosion resistance.