MgZnCa glasses without clinically observable hydrogen evolution for biodegradable implants.

@article{Zberg2009MgZnCaGW,
  title={MgZnCa glasses without clinically observable hydrogen evolution for biodegradable implants.},
  author={Bruno Zberg and Peter J. Uggowitzer and J{\"o}rg F. L{\"o}ffler},
  journal={Nature materials},
  year={2009},
  volume={8 11},
  pages={887-91}
}
Corrosion is normally an undesirable phenomenon in engineering applications. In the field of biomedical applications, however, implants that 'biocorrode' are of considerable interest. Deploying them not only abrogates the need for implant-removal surgery, but also circumvents the long-term negative effects of permanent implants. In this context magnesium is an attractive biodegradable material, but its corrosion is accompanied by hydrogen evolution, which is problematic in many biomedical… CONTINUE READING