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Surface Texture-Based Surface Treatments on Ti6Al4V Titanium Alloys for Tribological and Biological Applications: A Mini Review

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Research Institute of Surface Engineering, Taiyuan University of Technology, Taiyuan 030024, Shanxi, China
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Shanxi Key Laboratory of Material Strength and Structure Impact, Taiyuan University of Technology, Taiyuan 030024, Shanxi, China
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Department of Chemical and Materials Engineering, University of Alberta, Edmonton, AB T6G 1H9, Canada
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Department of Civil Engineering, Taiyuan University of Technology, Taiyuan, 030024, Shanxi, China
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Materials 2018, 11(4), 487; https://doi.org/10.3390/ma11040487
Received: 26 January 2018 / Revised: 19 March 2018 / Accepted: 23 March 2018 / Published: 24 March 2018
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Surface Modification to Improve Properties of Materials)
Surface texture (ST) has been confirmed as an effective and economical surface treatment technique that can be applied to a great range of materials and presents growing interests in various engineering fields. Ti6Al4V which is the most frequently and successfully used titanium alloy has long been restricted in tribological-related operations due to the shortcomings of low surface hardness, high friction coefficient, and poor abrasive wear resistance. Ti6Al4V has benefited from surface texture-based surface treatments over the last decade. This review begins with a brief introduction, analysis approaches, and processing methods of surface texture. The specific applications of the surface texture-based surface treatments for improving surface performance of Ti6Al4V are thoroughly reviewed from the point of view of tribology and biology. View Full-Text
Keywords: surface texture; surface treatment; Ti6Al4V alloy; tribology; biology surface texture; surface treatment; Ti6Al4V alloy; tribology; biology
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Lin, N.; Li, D.; Zou, J.; Xie, R.; Wang, Z.; Tang, B. Surface Texture-Based Surface Treatments on Ti6Al4V Titanium Alloys for Tribological and Biological Applications: A Mini Review. Materials 2018, 11, 487.

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