Microbiologically induced corrosion of copper intrauterine devices “TCu380A” and “Nova T” by Enterobacter sp. in a synthetic intrauterine medium was investigated. The corrosion behaviour was evaluated applying cyclic voltammetry and Tafel Polarization. The surface morphology was determined using scanning electron microscopy, the corrosion products were analyzed using energy dispersive X‐rays and the biofilm composition was examined by Fourier transform infrared spectroscopy with an attenuated total reflectance device.
Mónica Carrillo, B., Benjamín Valdez, S., Vevela, L., Tezozomoc Pérez, L., Lidia Vargas, O. and Schorr, W.M. (2004), "Microbiologically induced corrosion of copper intrauterine devices by
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