Magnesium alloys as biodegradable implants

Kannan, M. Bobby, and R.K. Singh, Raman (2009) Magnesium alloys as biodegradable implants. Materials Science Forum, 618-619. pp. 83-86.

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In this study, an attempt was made to enhance the degradation resistance of magnesium alloys for potential biodegradable implant applications through surface treatment. AZ91 magnesium alloy was taken as the test sample and was alkali-treated for two different periods of time and then the in vitro degradation behaviour of the alloy was studied using electrochemical impedance spectroscopy and polarization techniques in simulated body fluid. The study suggests that alkali-treatment reduces the degradation rate in AZ91 magnesium alloy.

Item ID: 9761
Item Type: Article (Research - C1)
ISSN: 0255-5476
Keywords: magnesium alloys; biocompatibility; corrosion; electrochemistry
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Volume 618-619: "Light Metals Technology 2009"

Date Deposited: 19 Apr 2010 00:48
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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