Seminar Series

Application and effect of biomimetic coating on magnesium alloys


Sabrina Schleich


University of Applied Sciences Düsseldorf, Department of Mechanical and Process Engineering

Time & Place

Mon, 09 Oct 2017 14:30:00 NZDT in Eng Core 128 Meeting Room 2


Magnesium and its alloys are of high interest to research as application in orthopedic implants due to their properties of biodegradability. Combining the mechanical strength of a metal with the biocompatibility for the human body, it is the ideal material to be used for load bearing applications within the repair of bone tissue. The main subject of research within this field is to accurately control the corrosion rate of the magnesium through different approaches. This presentation reviews the experiments and analysis conducted in the Department of Mechanical Engineering at the University of Canterbury through the approach of applying a biomimetic coating onto different magnesium alloys and the effect of the coating on the properties of the magnesium alloys, predominantly the change in corrosion resistance and hydrogen evolution.