Increasing of the corrosion resistance of the Ti6Al4V alloy by high thickness anodic oxidation

  • A. Cigada
  • M. Cabrini
  • P. Pedeferri
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Abstract

Oxide films with different thicknesses and electrochemical properties can be anodically formed on titanium and titanium alloys. In this work the resistance, and particularly, the passivity currents of a Ti6Al4V alloy anodized under different conditions were evaluated. The tests were performed in a physiological solution simulating the environment of the human body. A significant reduction in the passivity current and an increase of the range of passive potentials have been observed on anodized specimens. Consequently the anodic oxidation of the Ti6Al4V alloy to obtain an high thickness oxide film can be considered an important improvement in the finishing of prosthetic devices.

Keywords

Oxidation Polymer Titanium Human Body Corrosion Resistance 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • A. Cigada
    • 1
  • M. Cabrini
    • 1
  • P. Pedeferri
    • 1
  1. 1.Dipartimento di Chimica Fisica ApplicataPolitecnico di MilanoMilanoItaly

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