Simulated body-fluid tests and electrochemical investigations on biocompatibility of metallic glasses

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Author(s)

  • C. H. Lin
  • C. H. Huang
  • J. F. Chuang
  • H. C. Lee
  • M. C. Liu
  • X. H. Du
  • J. S.C. Jang
  • C. H. Chen

Detail(s)

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)2578-2582
Journal / PublicationMaterials Science and Engineering C
Volume32
Issue number8
Online published3 Aug 2012
Publication statusPublished - 1 Dec 2012
Externally publishedYes

Abstract

This paper presents the in-vitro and electrochemical investigations of four metallic glasses (MGs) for finding potential MG-based bio-materials. The simulation body-fluid Hanks solution is utilized for testing the corrosion resistance of MGs, and microorganisms of Escherichia coli are used in testing the bio-toxicity. In addition, a simple cyclic voltammetry method is used for rapid verification of the potential electrochemical responses. It is found that the Zr-based MG can sustain in the body-fluid, exhibiting the best corrosion resistance and electrochemical stability. The microbiologic test shows that E. coli can grow on the surface of the Zr-based metallic glass, confirming the low cell toxicity of this Zr-based MG.

Research Area(s)

  • Bio-toxicity, Corrosion resistance, Electrochemical stability, Metallic glasses, Simulation body-fluid

Citation Format(s)

Simulated body-fluid tests and electrochemical investigations on biocompatibility of metallic glasses. / Lin, C. H.; Huang, C. H.; Chuang, J. F. et al.
In: Materials Science and Engineering C, Vol. 32, No. 8, 01.12.2012, p. 2578-2582.

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