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Tribological, electrochemical and tribo-electrochemical characterization of bare and nitrided Ti6Al4V in simulated body fluid solution

 
: Manhabosco, Taíse M.; Tamborim, Silvia M.; Santos, Claudia Beatriz dos; Müller, Iduvirges L.

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Corrosion science 53 (2011), No.5, pp.1786-1793
ISSN: 0010-938X
English
Journal Article
Fraunhofer IPA ()
Elektrochemische Impedanzspektroskopie (EIS); Elektrochemie; Legierung; Titan; Tribologie; physikalische Eigenschaft

Abstract
Tribological, electrochemical and tribo-electrochemical behaviour of bare and nitrided Ti6Al4V alloy was studied. Scanning Electron Microscopy (SEM), X-ray diffraction and microhardness profile were used to characterize the nitrided Ti6Al4V. The anticorrosive properties of nitrided Ti6Al4V in phosphate buffer saline solution (PBS), simulating the body environment, were evaluated by Electrochemical Impedance Spectroscopy (EIS). Nitriding increased the alloy resistance to corrosion and to dry wear. Resistance to tribocorrosion in PBS at the open circuit potential (OCP) for the nitrided alloy was also significantly increased compared to the bare alloy; nevertheless at an anodic potential this influence became less important.

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