Theses and Dissertations - UTB/UTPA
Date of Award
Master of Science (MS)
Dr. Waseem Haider
Dr. Karen Lozano
Dr. Jiaznhi Li
Stainless steel alloys play an important role in the field of biomaterials due to their exceptional corrosion resistance and biocompatibility. These alloys have the capability to enhance the quality of a human life by altering various structures of human physiology. The close proximity these alloys have with destructive body fluids, ion dissolution is a detrimental cause from the corrosion initiative and may cause unfavorable reactions. A view on developing an improved compatible surface for the human body leads to implementation of different chemical surface modifications used for creating features that must be corrosion resistant and biologically active without changing the overall bulk property. In this study, multiple technics for chemical treatments of above and below enhanced oxidation evolution will undergo a process of electropolishing and magnetoelctropolishing produced on commercial 316 L stainless steel. These surface modifications attempt to refine and improve critical features: corrosion resistance, biocompatibility, morphology, wettability, and chemistry.
University of Texas-Pan American
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