In vitro degradation behaviour of a friction stir processed magnesium alloy

Mathan, M. Bobby, Dietzel, W., and Zettler, R. (2011) In vitro degradation behaviour of a friction stir processed magnesium alloy. Journal of Materials Science: Materials in Medicine, 22 (11). pp. 2397-2401.

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Abstract

In this study, the in vitro degradation behaviour of a friction stir processed AZ31 magnesium alloy was investigated. Electrochemical experiments in simulated body fluid suggest that friction stir processing marginally enhances the degradation resistance of the alloy, which could be attributed to the dissolution of secondary phase particles. Homogenisation of the microstructure reduces galvanic corrosion. It is envisaged that the beneficial effect would be more pronounced for magnesium alloys which contain high volume fraction of galvanic corrosion inducing secondary phase particles.

Item ID: 19509
Item Type: Article (Refereed Research - C1)
ISSN: 1573-4838
Date Deposited: 04 Jan 2012 06:20
FoR Codes: 09 ENGINEERING > 0912 Materials Engineering > 091207 Metals and Alloy Materials @ 100%
SEO Codes: 86 MANUFACTURING > 8612 Fabricated Metal Products > 861203 Metal Castings @ 100%
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