Surface modification of stainless steel for surgical tool by EB-polishing

Akira Okada, Yoshiyuki Uno, Hiroaki Watanabe, Kunihiko Fujiwara, Kenji Doi

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A new surface finishing method by large-area electron beam irradiation (EB-polishing) for stainless steels for orthopedic surgical tool was proposed in our previous paper, and it was shown that high-efficient surface finishing was possible by the EB-polishing. In this report, the surface structure of EB-polished stainless steel is analyzed by TEM and EDX. Also, surface modification effects such as resistance to corrosion and blood repellency are evaluated. Then, the applicability of the EB-polishing as a new surface modification method of stainless steel for orthopedic surgical tool is discussed.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)339-342
Number of pages4
JournalKey Engineering Materials
Publication statusPublished - Aug 7 2009



  • Electron beam
  • Stainless steel
  • Surface modification
  • Surgical tool

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Materials Science(all)
  • Mechanics of Materials
  • Mechanical Engineering

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