Electrochemical Behaviour of Co-Cr and Ni-Cr Dental Alloys


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The purpose of this paper was to study the corrosion resistance of Co-Cr and Ni-Cr dental alloys in simulated artificial saliva by means of electrochemical techniques. Co and Ni based alloys are widely used in dental skeletal structures and orthopedic implants such as screws, pins and plater. And recently they have been applied for making stents. The advantages of these alloys include low cost of casting, matching thermal expansion coefficient with the ceramics of metal-ceramic restorations, and acceptable mechanical and tribological properties in vivo. The microstructure of investigated alloys were studied by using optical microscopic observation, X-ray diffraction measurements and Scanning Electron Microscope with X-ray microanalyzer. The mechanical properties were characterized by microhardness tests.



Solid State Phenomena (Volume 227)

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Joanna Michalska and Maciej Sowa






J. Loch et al., "Electrochemical Behaviour of Co-Cr and Ni-Cr Dental Alloys", Solid State Phenomena, Vol. 227, pp. 451-454, 2015

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January 2015




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