Raman micro-probe analysis of polyethylene wear debris and implant surfaces: A report on the presence of β-carotene

D. W. Hahn, D. L. Wolfarth, N. L. Parks

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Abstract

A quantitative chemical analysis of individual wear particles, ranging from 5 to 75 microns, using Raman micro-probe spectrometer was presented. Raman spectroscopy is a great technique to identify wear debris of polyethylene and other Raman active materials. Raman analysis of the chemical nature of polyethylene revealed the presence of beta carotene on both polyethylene wear particles and retrieved tibial inserts.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages948
Number of pages1
StatePublished - 1996
Externally publishedYes
EventProceedings of the 1996 5th World Biomaterials Congress. Part 2 (of 2) - Toronto, Can
Duration: May 29 1996Jun 2 1996

Other

OtherProceedings of the 1996 5th World Biomaterials Congress. Part 2 (of 2)
CityToronto, Can
Period5/29/966/2/96

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Materials Science(all)

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