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In vitro evaluation of biodegradable magnesium alloys containing micro-alloying additions of strontium, with and without zinc

Wang, Jun-Lang; Mukherjee, Shayanti; Nisbet, David; Birbilis, Nick; Chen, Xiaobo


The in vitro degradation of magnesium (Mg) alloys containing low levels of strontium (Sr, 0.05, 0.1 and 0.2 wt%), with and without addition of zinc (Zn, 0.5 and 1.0 wt%), was studied for potential use in orthopaedics for fracture treatment. Alloying Mg with Sr was selected as a promising strategy to utilise the biological effect of Sr in inducing accelerated bone tissue growth. The influence of controlled alloying upon degradation rate was studied via electrochemical measurements and immersion...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2015
Type: Journal article
Source: Journal of Materials Chemistry B
DOI: 10.1039/c5tb01516b


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