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In-vitro degradation behaviour of WE54 magnesium alloy in simulated body fluid

By R. Walter and M. Bobby Kannan


Rare earths containing magnesium alloy, WE54, exhibited a marginally higher in-vitro degradation resistance than that of pure magnesium. Heat-treatment procedure had an influence on the degradation behaviour. However, comparing with AZ91 magnesium alloy the in-vitro degradation resistance of WE54 magnesium alloy was significantly lower, which suggests that the passivating capacity of rare earths is inferior to that of aluminium under in-vitro condition

Publisher: Elsevier
Year: 2011
DOI identifier: 10.1016/j.matlet.2010.11.051
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