Chapter 17

Corrosion Protective Coatings for Ti and Ti Alloys Used for Biomedical Implants

Liana Maria Muresan    “Babes-Bolyai” University, Faculty of Chemistry and Chemical Engineering, Cluj-Napoca, Romania

Abstract

Due to extensive use of Ti and Ti alloys as biomedical implants, considerable efforts have been made to enhance their corrosion resistance as well as their biological response to surrounding tissues, by using a range of mechanical, chemical, and physical methods.

In this context, recent advances in preparation and characterization of corrosion resistant coatings on Ti substrates are reviewed with emphasis on passive films (oxides, ceramics, hybrid layers, composites, etc.). The methods most frequently used to produce the protective ...

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