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A novel fixing method for Mg-based specimens used in the in-vitro immersion test

Cui Tan (School of Chemistry and Chemical Engineering, Southwest University, Chongqing, China)
Juncen Zhou (School of Chemistry and Chemical Engineering, Southwest University, Chongqing, China)
Qing Li (School of Chemistry and Chemical Engineering, Southwest University, Chongqing, China)

Anti-Corrosion Methods and Materials

ISSN: 0003-5599

Article publication date: 5 June 2017

Abstract

Purpose

The aim of this paper is to predict the in-vivo degradation behaviour of Mg-based implants through in-vitro immersion test.

Design/methodology/approach

A novel placement mode arming to mimic the in-vivo situation was investigated in this work. Specimens were mounted on bones and then immersed in dynamic Hank’s solution.

Findings

The degradation behaviour of the specimen’s two sides is unequal. The bottom side which clings to the bone was isolated from solution in the early stage. During the late immersion period, there was crevice corrosion appearing on the bottom side. Weight loss and mechanical properties of specimens were also affected by the placement mode.

Research limitations/implications

Placement mode reported here have guiding significance for degradation behaviour of bio-implants in the clinical study.

Social implications

Placement mode reported here have guiding significance for degradation behaviour of bio-implants in the clinical study.

Originality/value

A novel placement mode arming to mimic the in-vivo situation was investigated in this work, which was better fit the actual in vivo immersion situation.

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Acknowledgements

This work was supported by the Fundamental Research Funds for the Central Universities (XDJK2011C069).

Citation

Tan, C., Zhou, J. and Li, Q. (2017), "A novel fixing method for Mg-based specimens used in the in-vitro immersion test", Anti-Corrosion Methods and Materials, Vol. 64 No. 4, pp. 405-408. https://doi.org/10.1108/ACMM-12-2015-1623

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Emerald Publishing Limited

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