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Type: Artigo de periódico
Title: Effects of Zr content on microstructure and corrosion resistance of Ti-30Nb-Zr casting alloys for biomedical applications
Author: Martins, DQ
Osorio, WR
Souza, MEP
Caram, R
Garcia, A
Abstract: Titanium alloys show attractive properties for biomedical applications where the most important factors are biocompatibility, corrosion resistance, low modulus of elasticity, very good strength-to-weight ratio, reasonable formability and osseointegration. The aim of this study was to investigate the effects of Zr content (7.5 and 15 wt%) on microstructure and corrosion resistance of Ti-30Nb-Zr as-cast alloy samples. The corrosion tests were carried out in a 0.9% NaCl (0.15 mol L-1) solution at 25 degrees C and neutral pH range. A horizontal centrifuged solidification set-up was used to obtain as-cast samples with a fine dendritic arrangement. In order to evaluate the corrosion behavior, electrochemical impedance spectroscopy (EIS), polarization curves and an equivalent circuit analysis were used. It was found that the as-cast microstructure tends to have the dendrite arm spacings reduced with increasing Zr content. The results have shown that the addition of Zr to a Ti-30Nb alloy has been efficient to stabilize the beta phase. The resulting impedance parameters and passive current densities have shown that the Ti-30Nb alloys sample without Zr addition presents a higher surface reactivity which can induce a better osseointegration than those containing Zr. (c) 2007 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.
Subject: Ti-Nb alloys
centrifugal casting
bone ingrowth
Country: Inglaterra
Editor: Pergamon-elsevier Science Ltd
Citation: Electrochimica Acta. Pergamon-elsevier Science Ltd, v. 53, n. 6, n. 2809, n. 2817, 2008.
Rights: fechado
Identifier DOI: 10.1016/j.electacta.2007.10.060
Date Issue: 2008
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