Jana, Anuradha and Balla, Vamsi Krishna and Das, Mitun (2023) In-vitro corrosion and biocompatibility properties of heat treated Mg-4Y-2.25Nd-0.5Zr alloy. Materials Chemistry and Physics, 304. Art No-127873. ISSN 0254-0584

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In this study, corrosion and biocompatibility behaviour of Mg-4Y-2.25Nd-0.5Zr alloy (Mg-Y-Nd-Zr) was inves-tigated. The pre-alloyed powder of Mg-Y-Nd-Zr was processed using powder metallurgy (PM) method, followed by further heat treatment at 250 degrees C for 12 h. The microstructural features of as-sintered and heat treated Mg-Y-Nd-Zr alloy showed secondary phases like Mg24Y5 and Mg41Nd5 in alpha-Mg matrix. In heat treated samples, the alloy showed improved compressive strength and hardness. The hardness and compressive strength was better for the heat treated Mg-Y-Nd-Zr alloy samples (54 +/- 2 HV and 243 +/- 30 MPa) compared to heat treated pure Mg samples (44 +/- 5 HV and 129 +/- 11 MPa). This is because of rearrangement of the secondary phases in the matrix. The corrosion current density of Mg-Y-Nd-Zr alloy samples reduced by 45% (82.2 mu A/cm2 for heat treated and 149.3 mu A/cm2 for as-sintered) after heat treatment indicating its better corrosion resistance than as-sintered samples. Both heat treated and as-sintered alloy exhibited good biocompatibility and therefore the Mg-Y-Nd-Zr alloy is a potential candidate for biodegradable implants.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: Engineering Materials
Divisions: Bioceramics & Coating
Depositing User: Bidhan Chaudhuri
Date Deposited: 13 Oct 2023 07:21
Last Modified: 13 Oct 2023 07:21
URI: http://cgcri.csircentral.net/id/eprint/5592

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