The fabrication of artifacts out of glassy carbon and carbon-fiber-reinforced carbon for biomedical applications.

@article{Jenkins1979TheFO,
  title={The fabrication of artifacts out of glassy carbon and carbon-fiber-reinforced carbon for biomedical applications.},
  author={G. Mark Jenkins and C J Grigson},
  journal={Journal of biomedical materials research},
  year={1979},
  volume={13 3},
  pages={371-94}
}
Polymeric carbons are produced by the carbonization of a wide range of organic polymeric systems. We have concentrated on the fabrication of two types of polymeric carbons, glassy carbon and carbon-fiber-reinforced carbon (CFRC), both involving phenolic resin precursors. We describe herein the technology which enables us to make dental implants and heart valves out of glassy carbon. We also show how carbon-fiber-reinforced carbon can be made in the form of rods and plates for orthopedic use and… CONTINUE READING