Effects of alloying element ca on the corrosion behavior and bioactivity of anodic films formed on AM60 mg alloys

Anawati, Hidetaka Asoh, Sachiko Ono

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Abstract

Effects of alloying element Ca on the corrosion behavior and bioactivity of films formed by plasma electrolytic oxidation (PEO) on AM60 alloys were investigated. The corrosion behavior was studied by conducting electrochemical tests in 0.9% NaCl solution while the bioactivity was evaluated by soaking the specimens in simulated body fluid (SBF). Under identical anodization conditions, the PEO film thicknesses increased with increasing Ca content in the alloys, which enhanced the corrosion resistance in NaCl solution. Thicker apatite layers grew on the PEO films of Ca-containing alloys because Ca was incorporated into the PEO film and because Ca was present in the alloys. Improvement of corrosion resistance and bioactivity of the PEO-coated AM60 by alloying with Ca may be beneficial for biodegradable implant applications.

Original languageEnglish
Article number11
JournalMaterials
Volume10
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2017

Keywords

  • Anodic films
  • Biodegradable
  • Corrosion
  • Magnesium alloy
  • Polarization

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