Effect of Co-Content on the Corrosion of High Performance Stainless Steels in Simulated Bio-Solutions
This work focused on the effect of Co content on the corrosion resistance of high pitting resistance equivalent (PRE), super ferritic, Ni-free stainless steels in simulated biosolutions. The effect of Co in Ni-free alloys was evaluated by cytotoxicity test. Anodic polarization test and AC impedance measurement were performed to evaluate the effect of Co on corrosion resistance of the alloys. The cytotoxicity test result for 4 experimental alloys shows non-cytotoxic but mild cytotoxic for 316L stainless steel due to relatively poor corrosion resistance. However, the effect of Co on the passivity was positive in bio-solution but it was negative in acidic chloride solution.
Young-Ha Kim, Chong-Su Cho, Inn-Kyu Kang, Suk Young Kim and Oh Hyeong Kwon
Y.R. Yoo et al., "Effect of Co-Content on the Corrosion of High Performance Stainless Steels in Simulated Bio-Solutions", Key Engineering Materials, Vols. 342-343, pp. 585-588, 2007