Biomechanical and Biocorrosion Properties of Nanostructured Titanium
The nanostructured titanium was fabricated via the surface mechanical attrition treatment (SMAT) process and the effect of nano-crystalline structure on the biomechanical and biocorrosion properties were studied. It was found that the Young’s modulus of nanostructured Ti decreased significantly and thus the biomechanical property was improved. The electrochemical results revealed that the corrosion resistance of Ti became worse after SMAT process, which is contributed to the higher activation of the nanostructured surface.
Deliang Zhang, Kim Pickering, Brian Gabbitas, Peng Cao, Alan Langdon, Rob Torrens and Johan Verbeek
X.N. Zhang, "Biomechanical and Biocorrosion Properties of Nanostructured Titanium", Advanced Materials Research, Vols. 29-30, pp. 51-54, 2007