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Materials 2013, 6(11), 4930-4945; doi:10.3390/ma6114930

Novel Ti–Zr–Hf–Fe Nanostructured Alloy for Biomedical Applications

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Received: 28 August 2013 / Revised: 12 September 2013 / Accepted: 18 October 2013 / Published: 25 October 2013
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Titanium Materials for Biomedical Application 2013)
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The synthesis and characterization of Ti40Zr20Hf20Fe20 (atom %) alloy, in the form of rods (f = 2 mm), prepared by arc-melting, and subsequent Cu mold suction casting, is presented. The microstructure, mechanical and corrosion properties, as well as in vitro biocompatibility of this alloy, are investigated. This material consists of a mixture of several nanocrystalline phases. It exhibits excellent mechanical behavior, dominated by high strength and relatively low Young’s modulus, and also good corrosion resistance, as evidenced by the passive behavior in a wide potential window and the low corrosion current densities values. In terms of biocompatibility, this alloy is not cytotoxic and preosteoblast cells can easily adhere onto its surface and differentiate into osteoblasts.
Keywords: Ti-based alloy; biomaterial; microstructure; mechanical behavior; corrosion performance Ti-based alloy; biomaterial; microstructure; mechanical behavior; corrosion performance
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Hynowska, A.; Blanquer, A.; Pellicer, E.; Fornell, J.; Suriñach, S.; Baró, M.D.; González, S.; Ibáñez, E.; Barrios, L.; Nogués, C.; Sort, J. Novel Ti–Zr–Hf–Fe Nanostructured Alloy for Biomedical Applications. Materials 2013, 6, 4930-4945.

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