Strengthening of Mg based alloy through grain refinement for orthopaedic application.

@article{Nayak2016StrengtheningOM,
  title={Strengthening of Mg based alloy through grain refinement for orthopaedic application.},
  author={Soumyaranjan Nayak and Bharat Bhushan and R. Jayaganthan and Packirisamy Gopinath and R. D. Agarwal and Debrupa Lahiri},
  journal={Journal of the mechanical behavior of biomedical materials},
  year={2016},
  volume={59},
  pages={57-70}
}
Magnesium is presently attracting a lot of interest as a replacement to clinically used orthopaedic implant materials, due to its ability to solve the stress shielding problems, biodegradability and osteocompatibility. However, the strength of Mg is still lower than the requirement and it becomes worse after it starts degrading fast, while being exposed in living body environment. This research explores the effectiveness of 'grain refinement through deformation', as a tool to modify the… CONTINUE READING