Influence of microstructure on the in-vitro degradation behaviour of magnesium alloys
Kannan, M. Bobby (2010) Influence of microstructure on the in-vitro degradation behaviour of magnesium alloys. Materials Letters, 64 (6). pp. 739-742.
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The study shows that the microstructural difference between the fine-grained die-cast and coarse-grained sand-cast magnesium-based alloys has no significant effect on the in-vitro degradation behaviour. However, the post-degradation analysis of the alloys suggest that the high volume fraction of secondary phase particles in the die-cast alloy may not be suitable for biodegradable implant applications, primarily due to the high stability of the secondary phase particles in physiological conditions.
|Item Type:||Article (Refereed Research - C1)|
|Keywords:||magnesium alloys, biomaterials, biodegradable implants, corrosion, microstructure|
|Date Deposited:||28 Apr 2010 03:33|
|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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