Corrosion Behavior of Biodegradable Magnesium Alloys

A special issue of Metals (ISSN 2075-4701). This special issue belongs to the section "Corrosion and Protection".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (31 December 2023) | Viewed by 281

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School of Material Science and Engineering, Zhengzhou University, Zhengzhou, China
Interests: metalic biomaterials; corrosion science; surface charaterization
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Dear Colleagues,

Biodegradable materials have gained increasing attention in craniofacial and orthopaedic applications. Magnesium (Mg) and its alloys have been widely investigated as one kind of degradable metallic biomaterials, and their clinical applications have already been reported due to their degradability and superior combination of strength and ductility. However, due to the generally fast degradation of Mg alloys, the mechanical integrity and biological performances of Mg-based implants are largely degenerated during their service life. Therefore, a full understanding of the corrosion behavior of Mg alloys can pave the way for tailoring the degradation and biological response of Mg implants, can aid in establishing reliable in vitro evaluation standards for Mg degradation, and is an essential prerequisite for resolving the rapid corrosion of Mg alloys. To achieve this goal, the degradation of Mg alloys has been investigated under different conditions in vitro and in vivo, such as different alloy compositions, testing media, and solution flow conditions. In this Special Issue, we welcome articles that focus on the degradation behavior of Mg alloys and controllable strategies for the degradation of Mg alloys.

Dr. Ruiqing Hou
Guest Editor

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  • biodegradable Mg
  • in vitro corrosion
  • in vivo degradation
  • degradation products
  • protective coating
  • surface treatment

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