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Course, academic year 2019/2020
Corrosion of Biomaterials - N107030
Title: Koroze biomateriálů
Guaranteed by: Department of Glass and Ceramics (107)
Faculty: Faculty of Chemical Technology
Actual: from 2013 to 2020
Semester: winter
Points: winter s.:5
E-Credits: winter s.:5
Examination process: winter s.:
Hours per week, examination: winter s.:3/0, Ex [HT]
Capacity: unlimited / unknown (unknown)
Min. number of students: unlimited
State of the course: taught
Language: Czech
Teaching methods: full-time
Teaching methods: full-time
Guarantor: Helebrant Aleš prof. Ing. CSc.
Is interchangeable with: B107006
Examination dates   Schedule   
Annotation -
The course gives a fundamental overview of interaction of materials with human body environment. Students will be introduced to spectrum of different corrosion attack and degradation mechanisms, to methods used for in vitro testing and to choice of materials for different applications. The attention will be paid to surface treatment of materials.
Last update: VED107 (27.11.2013)
Aim of the course -

Students will be able to

  • characterize the principles of corrosion processes of metallic, polymeric and inorganic non-metallic materials;
  • describe and identify types of corrosion attacks and their mechanisms;
  • evaluate materials from the point of view of corrosion in living organism

Last update: Helebrant Aleš (31.07.2013)
Literature -

R: Helebrant A., Maryška M., Matoušek J.: Hodnocení koroze křemičitých skel ve vodném prostředí. Sklář a Keramik 46, 164-169 (1996)

R: Black J.: Biological Performance of Materials., CRC Press, Boca Raton 2010 ISBN 9780849339592

R: Ducháček V.: Polymery-výroba, vlastnosti,zpracování, použití. VŠCHT, Praha 2011, ISBN 9788070807880

A: Ramakrishna S., Biomaterials., CRC Press, Boca Raton 2010 ISBN 978-1-4200-4781-3

A: Helsen J.A., Breme H.J., Metals as Biomaterials., Wiley, NY 2005 ISBN 0-471-96935-4

A: Helebrant A.: Kinetics of corrosion of silicate glasses in aqueous solutions. Ceramics-Silikáty 41, 147-151 (1997)

A: McCaulye R.A.: Corrosion of Ceramics. Marcel Dekker Inc. New York 1995 ISBN 0-8247-9448-6

A: N.C.Billingham: Degradation and stabilization of polymers in Corrosion and Environmental Degradation. Ed. M.Schutze, Wiley-VCh, 2000, ISBN 3527295054

A: Schnabel W.: Polymer Degradation, Principles and Practical Applications. Akademie-Verlag, Berlin 1981, ISBN 3446132643

Last update: Helebrant Aleš (02.08.2013)
Learning resources -

electronical version of lectures available at lecturers

Last update: Helebrant Aleš (31.07.2013)
Syllabus -

1. Basic terms, corrosion and degradation

2. Human body environment

3. Metallic materials, principles and mechanisms of corrosion processes

4. Types of metals corrosion

5. Surface modification of metallic biomaterials

6. Polymeric materials, thermal degradation oxidation of polymers

7. Atmospheric ageing, photochemical processes, influence of ionizing radiation, stabilisation of polymers

8. Biological and chemical corrosion of polymers, durability of most common polymeric biomaterials

9. Inorganic non-metallic materials, interaction with fluids, basic processes and mechanisms

10. Models of congruent and incongruent dissolution, influence of composition and microstructure on dissolution kinetics

11. Use of glass and glass-ceramics corrosion for preparation of resorbable and bioactive materials

12. Methods of study of material-body environment interaction

13. Choose of biomaterials

14. Information sources

Last update: Helebrant Aleš (29.07.2013)
Registration requirements -

Physical chemistry I

Biomaterials for medicine

Last update: VED107 (06.08.2013)
Teaching methods
Activity Credits Hours
Účast na přednáškách 1.5 42
Příprava na přednášky, semináře, laboratoře, exkurzi nebo praxi 1.5 42
Příprava na zkoušku a její absolvování 2 56
5 / 5 140 / 140
Coursework assessment
Form Significance
Regular attendance 10
Examination test 90