In vitro biocompatibility response of Ti-Zr-Si thin film metallic glasses

Research output: Journal Publications and Reviews (RGC: 21, 22, 62)21_Publication in refereed journal

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Author(s)

  • J.L. Ke
  • C.H. Huang
  • Y.H. Chen
  • W.Y. Tsai
  • T.Y. Wei

Detail(s)

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)41-46
Journal / PublicationApplied Surface Science
Volume322
Online published25 Oct 2014
Publication statusPublished - 15 Dec 2014
Externally publishedYes

Abstract

In this study, the bio-electrochemical response of the Ti-Zr-Si thin film metallic glasses (TFMGs) in simulated body fluid with different contents of titanium is measured via potentiostat. According to the results of bio-corrosion potential and current, as well as the polarization resistance, it is concluded that the Ti66Zr25Si9 TFMGs possess the highest bio-electrochemical resistance. With increasing content of titanium, the corrosion resistance becomes progressively higher. The passive current results reveal that amorphous alloys can form a more protective and denser passive film on the metallic glass surface than the crystalline materials. In addition, the mechanical performance of the Ti-Zr-Si TFMGs is better than the crystalline counterparts. As a result, the Ti-based TFMGs are considered to be potential materials for bio-coating applications.

Research Area(s)

  • Biomaterials, Corrosion, Electrochemical, Metallic glass, Ti

Citation Format(s)

In vitro biocompatibility response of Ti-Zr-Si thin film metallic glasses. / Ke, J.L.; Huang, C.H.; Chen, Y.H.; Tsai, W.Y.; Wei, T.Y.; Huang, J.C.

In: Applied Surface Science, Vol. 322, 15.12.2014, p. 41-46.

Research output: Journal Publications and Reviews (RGC: 21, 22, 62)21_Publication in refereed journal