In-vitro degradation behaviour of WE54 magnesium alloy in simulated body fluid
Walter, R., and Kannan, M. Bobby (2011) In-vitro degradation behaviour of WE54 magnesium alloy in simulated body fluid. Materials Letters, 65 (4). pp. 748-750.
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Rare earths containing magnesium alloy, WE54, exhibited a marginally higher in-vitro degradation resistance than that of pure magnesium. Heat-treatment procedure had an influence on the degradation behaviour. However, comparing with AZ91 magnesium alloy the in-vitro degradation resistance of WE54 magnesium alloy was significantly lower, which suggests that the passivating capacity of rare earths is inferior to that of aluminium under in-vitro condition.
|Item Type:||Article (Refereed Research - C1)|
|Keywords:||magnesium alloys; biomaterials; rare earth; corrosion|
|Date Deposited:||09 Jun 2011 00:08|
|FoR Codes:||09 ENGINEERING > 0903 Biomedical Engineering > 090301 Biomaterials @ 100%|
|SEO Codes:||86 MANUFACTURING > 8611 Basic Metal Products (incl. Smelting, Rolling, Drawing and Extruding) > 861199 Basic Metal Products (incl. Smelting, Rolling, Drawing and Extruding) not elsewhere classified @ 100%|
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