Electrochemical and surface characterization of a nickel-titanium alloy.

@article{Wever1998ElectrochemicalAS,
  title={Electrochemical and surface characterization of a nickel-titanium alloy.},
  author={D. J. Wever and Albert G. Veldhuizen and Joop de Vries and Henk J. Busscher and Donald R. A. Uges and James R van Horn},
  journal={Biomaterials},
  year={1998},
  volume={19 7-9},
  pages={761-9}
}
For clinical implantation purposes of shape memory metals the nearly equiatomic nickel-titanium (NiTi) alloy is generally used. In this study, the corrosion properties and surface characteristics of this alloy were investigated and compared with two reference controls, AISI 316 LVM stainless steel and Ti6A14V. The anodic polarization curves, performed in Hanks' solution at 37 degrees C, demonstrated a passive behaviour for the NiTi alloy. A more pronounced difference between the corrosion and… CONTINUE READING
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