Corrosion behavior of hydroxyapatite coated AZ31 and AZ91 Mg alloys by electrostatic spray coating

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Baslayici S., Bugdayci M., Benzeşik K., Yücel O., Açma M. E.

INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF MATERIALS RESEARCH, vol.113, no.2, pp.93-100, 2022 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 113 Issue: 2
  • Publication Date: 2022
  • Doi Number: 10.1515/ijmr-2021-8310
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus, PASCAL, Aerospace Database, Chemical Abstracts Core, Chimica, Communication Abstracts, Compendex, Metadex, Civil Engineering Abstracts
  • Page Numbers: pp.93-100
  • Keywords: Biodegradable, Ceramic coating, Electrostatic spraying, Hydroxyapatite, Mg alloys, IN-VITRO, MAGNESIUM ALLOYS, DEGRADATION BEHAVIOR, BIOCOMPATIBILITY, PERFORMANCE, RESISTANCE, BONE, TI
  • Istanbul Technical University Affiliated: Yes


Magnesium and its alloys are excellent implant material candidates with their biodegradable structure and mechanical properties close to human bone. In order to provide the desired strength in implant applications, the corrosion resistance of the materials is expected to be high. In this study, to improve the corrosion resistance of AZ31 and AZ91 magnesium alloys, an electrostatic hydroxyapatite coating process was applied, and optimum conditions were determined. The samples were structurally characterized by scanning electron microscopy/energy dispersive X-ray spectroscopy and stereo microscopy methods, and their corrosion behavior was determined by the weight loss method. As a result of the coating, the corrosion resistance of the samples increased up to 250 %.