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.
|Title of host publication||Surface Modification of Magnesium and Its Alloys for Biomedical Applications|
|Editors||T S N Sankara Narayanan, Il-Song Park, Min-Ho Lee|
|Place of Publication||Cambridge UK|
|Publisher||Woodhead Publishing Limited|
|Pages||407 - 432|
|Number of pages||26|
|Publication status||Published - 2015|