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.
|Journal||IOP Conference Series: Materials Science and Engineering|
|Publication status||Published - 2 Aug 2019|
|Event||2019 International Conference on Innovative Research, ICIR EUROINVENT 2019 - Iasi, Romania|
Duration: 16 May 2019 → 17 May 2019
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Materials Science(all)