ZnMg0.8Ca0.2 alloy as a biodegradable materialThursday (09.05.2019) 15:40 - 16:00 Part of:
Zinc-based materials belong to the metallic materials considered as potential candidates for the fabrication of biodegradable implants. Although, pure zinc possesses insufficient mechanical properties for load-bearing applications, its alloys fulfill the criteria for orthopaedic applications. Elements from the second group of the periodic table seem to be very suitable alloying elements, because beside strenghtening, they enhace biological response as well.
In this work, we studied influence of various thermal and thermomechanical treatment of the ZnMg0.8Ca0.2 alloy on their microstructural, mechanical, corrosion and biological properties.