The Rationale for Silicon Nitride Bearings in Orthopaedic Applications

@inproceedings{Bal2012TheRF,
  title={The Rationale for Silicon Nitride Bearings in Orthopaedic Applications},
  author={B Sonny Bal and Mohamed N. Rahaman},
  year={2012}
}
The history of silicon nitride (Si3N4) has been described previously; detailed analyses of particles of meteroritic rock have been shown to contain silicon nitride crystals, suggesting that this material exists naturally in the galaxy.1 Synthetic Si3N4 was probably developed by Deville and Wöhler in 1859. Commercial interest in this material increased in the 1950s, as the material properties of silicon nitride were better understood, and its application in internal combustion engines was… CONTINUE READING

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