Study of bio-corrosion of pure magnesium

Ren, Yibin and Huang, Jingjing and Yang, Ke and Zhang, Bingchun and Yao, Zhiming and Wang, Hao (2005) Study of bio-corrosion of pure magnesium. Acta Metallurgica Sinica (Jinshu Xuebao), 41 (11). pp. 1228-1232. ISSN 0412-1961

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Magnesium and its alloys as bio-materials have many obvious advantages. It is possible to develop new type of bio-degradable medical magnesium alloys by use of the poor corrosion resistance of magnesium. The effect of impurity content and processing state on the bio-corrosion properties of two pure magnesiums in the physiological saline solution were investigated. The results showed that both the reduction of impurity content and the grain refinement can enhance the open circuit potential of pure magnesium and decrease the corrosion rate in the physiological saline solution. The corrosion rate of pure magnesium can be controlled through ways of changing the impurity content, grain refinement and solution treatment, which makes magnesium suitable as a new type of pre-developed bio-degradable metal material.

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Item Type: Article (Commonwealth Reporting Category C)
Refereed: Yes
Item Status: Live Archive
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Faculty / Department / School: Historic - Faculty of Engineering and Surveying - Department of Mechanical and Mechatronic Engineering
Date Deposited: 19 May 2010 04:20
Last Modified: 02 May 2012 22:57
Uncontrolled Keywords: pure magnesium; bio-corrosion; biomaterial
Fields of Research : 09 Engineering > 0903 Biomedical Engineering > 090304 Medical Devices
09 Engineering > 0912 Materials Engineering > 091207 Metals and Alloy Materials
09 Engineering > 0903 Biomedical Engineering > 090301 Biomaterials
Socio-Economic Objective: E Expanding Knowledge > 97 Expanding Knowledge > 970109 Expanding Knowledge in Engineering

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