In vitro corrosion properties of mg matrix in situ composites fabricated by spark plasma sintering

Nguyen Q. Cao, Dinh N. Pham, Narita Kai, Hai V. Dinh, Sachiko Hiromoto, Equo Kobayashi

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Abstract

Mg matrix in situ composites were fabricated from Mg and ZnO powder by a spark plasma sintering method. The composition and microstructure of the sintered samples were characterized. Corrosion properties of fabricated composites were evaluated by immersion and by electrochemical tests using Hanks’ solution. The results showed that the formation of in situ products improved significantly the corrosion resistance of the fabricated composites compared with pure Mg; Mg-10 wt % ZnO composites especially exhibited the lowest corrosion rate. In addition, an energy-dispersive X-ray (EDX) analysis showed that calcium phosphate formed as a corrosion product on the surface of Mg-10 wt % ZnO composites, while Mg(OH)2 appeared as a corrosion product on the surface of Mg-20 wt % ZnO composite. The findings suggested Mg-10 wt % ZnO composite as a potential candidate for temporary implant application.

Original languageEnglish
Article number358
JournalMetals
Volume7
Issue number9
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2017 Sep 9
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Corrosion property
  • Corrosion rate
  • Mg matrix composites
  • Spark plasma sintering

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Materials Science(all)

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