Magnesium and its alloys as degradable biomaterials : Corrosion studies using potentiodynamic and EIS electrochemical techniques

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Müller, Wolf Dieter; Nascimento, Maria Lucia; Zeddies, Miriam; Córsico, Mariana; Gassa, Liliana Mabel; Fernández Lorenzo de Mele, Mónica Alicia;
  • Publisher: Associação Brasileira de Metalurgia e Materiais (ABM); Associação Brasileira de Cerâmica (ABC); Associação Brasileira de Polímeros (ABPol)
  • Journal: issn: 1516-1439
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  • Related identifiers: doi: 10.1590/S1516-14392007000100003
  • Subject: TA401-492 | magnesium alloys | corrosion | Química | passivation | degradation | corrosion rate | breakdown potential | Materials of engineering and construction. Mechanics of materials | Ciencias Exactas | chlorine compounds | potentiostatic | potentiodynamic polarization | chloride | biomaterials

Magnesium is potentially useful for orthopaedic and cardiovascular applications. However, the corrosion rate of this metal is so high that its degradation occurs before the end of the healing process. In industrial media the behaviour of several magnesium alloys have be... View more