Influence of the fabrication process and fluoride content on the tribocorrosion behaviour of Ti6Al4V biomedical alloy in artificial saliva.

@article{Licausi2013InfluenceOT,
  title={Influence of the fabrication process and fluoride content on the tribocorrosion behaviour of Ti6Al4V biomedical alloy in artificial saliva.},
  author={M. P. Licausi and A Igual Mu{\~n}oz and V Amig{\'o} Borr{\'a}s},
  journal={Journal of the mechanical behavior of biomedical materials},
  year={2013},
  volume={20},
  pages={137-48}
}
Titanium and its alloys are widely used as dental implants due to their low density, excellent biocompatibility, mechanical properties and corrosion resistance. However, during their lifetime Ti6Al4V biomedical alloys are subjected to different mechanical actions (i.e., sliding or fretting), thus resulting in a tribocorrosion system, which is an irreversible material degradation process due to the combined effect of corrosion and wear. In this study, the tribo-electrochemical behavior of cast… CONTINUE READING