Hafnium-implanted WE43 magnesium alloy for enhanced corrosion protection and biocompatibility

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  • Weihong Jin
  • Guosong Wu
  • Hongqing Feng


Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)11-15
Journal / PublicationSurface and Coatings Technology
Online published26 Feb 2016
Publication statusPublished - 25 Nov 2016


Hafnium (Hf) ion implantation is conducted to improve the corrosion resistance and biocompatibility of WE43 magnesium alloy. The surface composition, corrosion behavior, as well as in vitro cell adhesion and cytotoxicity are evaluated. The implanted layer consists of mainly Hf and Mg oxide and Hf ion implantation retards the deterioration of the WE43 magnesium alloy in simulated body fluids. The Hf-implanted WE43 magnesium alloy also shows good cell attachment and negligible cytotoxicity.

Research Area(s)

  • Biocompatibility, Corrosion, Ion implantation, Magnesium