Metals 2013, 3(1), 23-40; doi:10.3390/met3010023
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Mechanical Properties and Tensile Failure Analysis of Novel Bio-absorbable Mg-Zn-Cu and Mg-Zn-Se Alloys for Endovascular Applications

1 Department of Biomedical Engineering, Florida International University, Miami, FL 33199, USA 2 Exponent Failure Analysis Consultants, Natick, MA 01760, USA 3 Florida International University, Department of Biomedical Engineering, Miami, FL 33199, USA
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Received: 22 November 2012; in revised form: 11 December 2012 / Accepted: 17 December 2012 / Published: 21 December 2012
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Abstract: In this paper, the mechanical properties and tensile failure mechanism of two novel bio-absorbable as-cast Mg-Zn-Se and Mg-Zn-Cu alloys for endovascular medical applications are characterized. Alloys were manufactured using an ARC melting process and tested as-cast with compositions of Mg-Zn-Se and Mg-Zn-Cu, being 98/1/1 wt.% respectively. Nanoindentation testing conducted at room temperature was used to characterize the elastic modulus (E) and surface hardness (H) for both the bare alloys and the air formed oxide layer. As compared to currently available shape memory alloys and degradable as-cast alloys, these experimental alloys possess superior as-cast mechanical properties that can increase their biocompatibility, degradation kinetics, and the potential for medical device creation.
Keywords: Mg-Zn-Se; Mg-Zn-Cu; magnesium alloys; fracture analysis; mechanical properties

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Persaud-Sharma, D.; Budiansky, N.; McGoron, A.J. Mechanical Properties and Tensile Failure Analysis of Novel Bio-absorbable Mg-Zn-Cu and Mg-Zn-Se Alloys for Endovascular Applications. Metals 2013, 3, 23-40.

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Persaud-Sharma D, Budiansky N, McGoron AJ. Mechanical Properties and Tensile Failure Analysis of Novel Bio-absorbable Mg-Zn-Cu and Mg-Zn-Se Alloys for Endovascular Applications. Metals. 2013; 3(1):23-40.

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Persaud-Sharma, Dharam; Budiansky, Noah; McGoron, Anthony J. 2013. "Mechanical Properties and Tensile Failure Analysis of Novel Bio-absorbable Mg-Zn-Cu and Mg-Zn-Se Alloys for Endovascular Applications." Metals 3, no. 1: 23-40.

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