Surface characterisation of Ni-free Co-Cr-W-based dental alloys exposed to high temperatures and the effects of adding silicon

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Abstract

We characterised the effects of the addition of Si on the surface oxide films formed on Ni-free Co-Cr-W-based dental alloys. The addition of Si prevented the formation of Co-containing oxides and stabilised the uniform oxide films, which primarily consisted of Cr2O3. Si segregation was noticed at the interface between the oxide films and the metal substrate. The Cr2O3 and SiO2 layers formed were observed to protect against oxygen diffusion, reducing the oxidation rate at elevated temperatures. Further, the addition of Si reduced the thickness and surface roughness of the oxide films.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)411-419
Number of pages9
JournalCorrosion Science
Volume94
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2015 May 1

Keywords

  • A. Alloy
  • A. Cobalt
  • B. SEM
  • B. XPS
  • B. XRD
  • C. Oxidation

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Chemistry(all)
  • Chemical Engineering(all)
  • Materials Science(all)

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