Mechanical and Corrosion Properties of Ni-Free Austenitic Stainless Steel/Hydroxyapatite Nanocomposites
In the present work, a nanocrystalline nickel-free stainless steels as well as nickel-free stainless steel/hydroxyapatite nanocomposites have been synthesized by the combination of mechanical alloying (MA), heat treatment and nitriding. The microhardness of the final bulk material was studied using Vickers method. Corrosion potentiodynamic tests were performed in Ringer’s solution. The results show that nickel-free stainless steel/hydroxyapatite nanocomposites could be promising bionanomaterials for use as a hard tissue replacement implants.
M. Tulinski and M. Jurczyk, "Mechanical and Corrosion Properties of Ni-Free Austenitic Stainless Steel/Hydroxyapatite Nanocomposites", Solid State Phenomena, Vol. 151, pp. 213-216, 2009