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The control of crystallographic texture in the use of magnesium as a resorbable biomaterial

Bahl, Sumit and Suwas, Satyam and Chatterjee, Kaushik (2014) The control of crystallographic texture in the use of magnesium as a resorbable biomaterial. In: RSC ADVANCES, 4 (99). pp. 55677-55684.

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Official URL: http://dx.doi.org/ 10.1039/c4ra08484e

Abstract

Magnesium and its alloys are an emerging class of resorbable materials for orthopedic and cardiovascular applications. The typical strategy underlying the development of these materials involves the control of material processing routes and the addition of alloying elements. Crystallographic texture is known to control bulk mechanical as well as surface properties. However, its role in determining the properties of magnesium for implant materials has not been well studied. In this work, an extruded rod of pure magnesium was cut in multiple directions to generate samples with different textures. It was found that texture significantly affected the strength and ductility of magnesium. Corrosion rates in Hank's solution decreased with the increased presence of low energy basal planes at the surface. In vitro cell studies revealed that changes in texture did not induce cytotoxicity. Thus, the control of texture in magnesium based implants could be used to tailor the mechanical properties and the resorption rates without compromising cytocompatibility. This study elucidates the importance of texture in the use of magnesium as a resorbable biomaterial.

Item Type: Journal Article
Additional Information: Copyright for this article belongs to the ROYAL SOC CHEMISTRY, THOMAS GRAHAM HOUSE, SCIENCE PARK, MILTON RD, CAMBRIDGE CB4 0WF, CAMBS, ENGLAND
Department/Centre: Division of Mechanical Sciences > Materials Engineering (formerly Metallurgy)
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Date Deposited: 29 Dec 2014 05:50
Last Modified: 29 Dec 2014 05:50
URI: http://eprints.iisc.ac.in/id/eprint/50551

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