In vitro mechanical and corrosion properties of biodegradable Mg-Ag alloys

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  • D. Tie
  • F. Feyerabend
  • N. Hort
  • D. Hoeche
  • K. U. Kainer
  • R. Willumeit
  • W. D. Mueller

Binary magnesium-silver (Mg-Ag) alloys were designed as antibacterial material to treat infections in an implant site. The mechanical and electrochemical measurements were performed on three casting Mg-Ag alloys under cell culture conditions. The composition and distribution of the corrosion layer was analyzed by microscopy and X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy. In cell culture media, Mg-Ag alloys show higher, but still acceptable general corrosion rates while less susceptibility to pitting corrosion than pure Mg with increasing content of silver. This study indicates that Mg-Ag alloys have satisfactory corrosion properties and much better mechanical properties than pure magnesium as a functional biodegradable material.

ZeitschriftMaterials and Corrosion
Seiten (von - bis)569-576
Anzahl der Seiten8
PublikationsstatusErschienen - 06.2014
Extern publiziertJa