Biocompatible strontium-phosphate and manganese-phosphate conversion coatings for magnesium and its alloys

X.-B. Chen, K. Chong, T.B. Abbott, N. Birbilis, M.A. Easton

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Biocompatible conversion coatings are critical for controlling the biodegradation rate of Mgbased biomaterials and avoiding adverse effects on surrounding tissues. This chapter introduces two promising phosphate conversion coatings, which present high protection for Mg against degradation in biological environments. The formation mechanism and performance in inhibiting degradation are also discussed. Future work in the field is also proposed.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationSurface Modification of Magnesium and Its Alloys for Biomedical Applications
EditorsT S N Sankara Narayanan, Il-Song Park, Min-Ho Lee
Place of PublicationCambridge UK
PublisherWoodhead Publishing Limited
Pages407 - 432
Number of pages26
ISBN (Print)9781782420781
Publication statusPublished - 2015

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