Current Density Contour Map of TiNi Shape Memory Alloy in Simulated Physiological Solutions
In order to investigate the corrosion behavior of TiNi shape memory alloy, especially electrochemical behavior of pitting and crevice corrosion in a human body, current density contour(CDC) map of TiNi alloy was constructed by potentiodynamic polarization technique in simulated physiological sodium chloride solutions of pH ranging from 1 to 13 at 37oC. Morphology of pits and corrosion products in sodium chloride solutions of various pH were analyzed by SEM and EDX, and susceptibility and mechanism of localized corrosion were also discussed.
Young-Ha Kim, Chong-Su Cho, Inn-Kyu Kang, Suk Young Kim and Oh Hyeong Kwon
W. S. Hwang et al., "Current Density Contour Map of TiNi Shape Memory Alloy in Simulated Physiological Solutions", Key Engineering Materials, Vols. 342-343, pp. 573-576, 2007