In vitro corrosion behavior of Ti-Mo-W alloys in artificial saliva

I. Ghica, C. M. Cotruţ, M. Buzatu, I. V. Antoniac, V. Geantǎ, M. Buţu, M. I. Petrescu, R. Ştefǎnoiu, E. Ungureanu, G. Iacob, R. N. Ionescu

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Titanium and its alloys are preferred materials used for medical devices manufacturing due to their specific properties. The corrosion behavior in artificial saliva of the newly developed Ti-Mo-W alloys, with elastic modulus closer to the human bone value was studied by means of linear polarization technique in the following steps: I) measurement/monitoring of open circuit potential (EOC) over 6 hours; ii) tracing linear polarization curves from ±200 mV (vs. OCP)-Tafel plots, with a scan rate of 0.167 mV/s. Electrochemical tests were performed according to ASTM G59-97 (2014)using a Potentiostat/Galvanostatto which a low current interface (LCI) was coupled. The tests were performedin Fusayama Meyer artificial saliva with a pH of 5.2 at the human body temperature (37±0.5°C) which mimic the oral environment. The results indicate that the alloys Ti15Mo7W and Ti15Mo11W have better corrosion behavior than Ti6Al4V.

Original languageEnglish
Article number012028
JournalIOP Conference Series: Materials Science and Engineering
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 2 Aug 2019
Externally publishedYes
Event2019 International Conference on Innovative Research, ICIR EUROINVENT 2019 - Iasi, Romania
Duration: 16 May 201917 May 2019

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Materials Science(all)
  • Engineering(all)

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