Polarisation behaviour of powder consolidated zirconium base amorphous alloy with culturing fibroblasts

S. Hiromoto, T. Hanawa, N. Maruyama, A. Yamamoto

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Polarisation test and impedance measurement were performed on powder consolidated Zr-Al-Ni-Cu amorphous alloy with and without fibroblast L929 cells incubated in medium for 7 d. L929 cells show well extended morphology, indicating that the surface of the alloy does not show toxicity. L929 does not influence the values of cathodic and passive current densities and pitting potential of the alloy. Also, impedance behaviour is not changed with L929 cells. Those results indicate that the corrosion resistance of the powder consolidated Zr base amorphous alloy is not influenced with L929 cells. However, the pitting potential varies in the wide potential range regardless of the existence of L929 cells. Significant uniform corrosion sometimes occurs under impedance measurement at open circuit potential. It is supposed that the alloy becomes sensitive to electrochemical stimulation during the immersion in solution probably due to the defects such as grain boundary between original amorphous alloy powders. copyright The Electrochemical Society.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationCorrosion and Electrochemistry of Advanced Materials, In Honor of Koji Hashimoto
PublisherElectrochemical Society Inc.
Number of pages8
ISBN (Electronic)1566774977
ISBN (Print)1566774977, 9781566774970
Publication statusPublished - 2006
Externally publishedYes
Event208th Meeting of the Electrochemical Society - Los Angeles, CA, United States
Duration: 2005 Oct 162005 Oct 21

Publication series

NameECS Transactions
ISSN (Print)1938-5862
ISSN (Electronic)1938-6737


Other208th Meeting of the Electrochemical Society
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CityLos Angeles, CA

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Engineering(all)


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