Magnesium alloys as biodegradable implants

Bobby Kannan Mathan, Raman Raghuvir Kumar Singh

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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.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the Fourth International Light Metals Technology Conference 2009
Subtitle of host publication29 June - 1st July 2009, Gold Coast, Australia
EditorsM.S. Dargusch, S.M. Keay
Place of PublicationPfaffikon Switzerland
PublisherTrans Tech Publications
Number of pages4
ISBN (Electronic)9783038132523
ISBN (Print)9780878493272
Publication statusPublished - 2009

Publication series

NameMaterials Science Forum
PublisherTrans Tech Publications
ISSN (Print)0255-5476
ISSN (Electronic)1662-9752

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