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dc.contributor.authorSouto, Ricardo Manuel 
dc.contributor.authorChelariu, R.
dc.contributor.authorBolat, Georgiana
dc.contributor.authorIzquierdo Pérez, Javier 
dc.contributor.authorMareci, Daniel
dc.contributor.authorGordin, D.M.
dc.contributor.authorGloriant, T.
dc.date.accessioned2020-03-26T18:16:31Z
dc.date.available2020-03-26T18:16:31Z
dc.date.issued2014es_ES
dc.identifier.urihttp://riull.ull.es/xmlui/handle/915/19102
dc.description.abstractThe present study explores the microstructural characteristics and electrochemical responses of four metastable beta Ti-Nb-Mo alloys for biomedical implantation. They were synthesized by the cold crucible levitation melting technique, and compositions were selected to keep the molybdenum equivalency close to 12 wt% Moeq. For the sake of comparison, Ti12Mo was also investigated. Microstructural characterization reveals that all the alloys are β (body-centred cubic structure), and the surface is composed by β equiaxial grains with dimensions in the range of tens to hundreds μm. The corrosion resistance (potentiodynamic polarization and electrochemical impedance spectroscopy) of the alloys was determined in 0.9 wt% NaCl saline solution at 25 ºC. The materials spontaneously form a passivating oxide film on their surface, and they are stable for polarizations up to +1.0 VSCE. No evidence of localized breakdown of the oxide layers is found for polarizations more positive than those encountered in the human body. The passive layers show dielectric characteristics, and the wide frequency ranges displaying capacitive characteristics occur for both higher niobium contents in the alloy and longer exposures to the saline solution. The insulating characteristics of the oxide-covered surfaces were investigated by scanning electrochemical microscopy operated in the feedback mode, using ferrocene-methanol as redox mediator. Both z-approach curves and amperometric images were taken over the surface of the samples both at their open circuit potential and polarized. It has been found that Ti8Nb10Mo and Ti16Nb8Mo exhibit the lowest activity towards electron transfer. The new Ti-Nb-Mo ternary alloys are regarded to be potential candidates for biomedical application on the basis of both their microstructural characteristics and their corrosion resistance in saline solution with chloride content equivalent to body fluidsen
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dc.language.isoenes_ES
dc.relation.ispartofseriesElectrochimica Acta, 137, 280-289 (2014)es_ES
dc.rightsLicencia Creative Commons (Reconocimiento-No comercial-Sin obras derivadas 4.0 Internacional)
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dc.titleMetastable beta Ti-Nb-Mo alloys with improved corrosion resistance in saline solutionen
dc.typeinfo:eu-repo/semantics/article
dc.identifier.doi10.1016/j.electacta.2014.06.021
dc.subject.keywordTi-Nb-Mo alloysen
dc.subject.keywordcorrosion resistanceen
dc.subject.keywordTi based surface oxidesen
dc.subject.keywordsaline solutionen
dc.subject.keywordbiomaterial applicationen


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