Special Issue "Corrosion of Metals for Biomedical Applications"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (20 November 2023) | Viewed by 7286
Interests: absorbable metals; metallic biomaterials; coating and surface modification; metallurgy and electrochemisty of corrosion
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As is known, once placed inside the human body, metal implants are subjected to an aggressive environment that is conducive to corrosion. This electrochemical process can cause ion release and material loss, which affects the biocompatibility and mechanical stability of an implant. This process is often complicated by many factors, such as a foreign body reaction and mechanical forces. Most permanent implants are made from corrosion-resistant alloys, such as titanium alloys, stainless steels, and cobalt alloys, where corrosion must be avoided. Alternatively, some temporary implants may be better served by absorbable metals, such as magnesium and zinc alloys, which will corrode and be absorbed by the body after performing their function. New alloys have been developed for both types of implants, including some high-entropy alloys that can be tailored to become highly corrosion-resistant or be biodegradable. In both cases, the main point is to control the corrosion process, which is strongly linked to the structure of the materials and to its processing methods.
Therefore, this Special Issue is dedicated to bringing together new knowledge to reveal the fundamental aspects of the corrosion of metals for biomedical applications. It covers a wide range of topics, including corrosion-resistant alloys and absorbable metals; conventional and new alloys; corrosion evaluation and testing; corrosion control; coating and surface treatment; effect of structure and process on corrosion; effect of corrosion on biocompatibility and mechanical properties; and biological responses to corrosion both in vitro and in vivo.
It is my pleasure to invite you to contribute a manuscript to this Special Issue. Full research papers, short communications, and reviews are all welcome.
Dr. Hendra Hermawan
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- biological response
- cobalt alloys
- high entropy alloys
- magnesium alloys
- metals and alloys
- mechanical properties
- stainless steel
- titanium alloys
- wear and tribology
- zinc alloys