Accession Number:

ADA064738

Title:

Electrochemical Behavior of Surgical Alloys,

Descriptive Note:

Corporate Author:

ARMY INST OF DENTAL RESEARCH WASHINGTON D C

Report Date:

1979-02-08

Pagination or Media Count:

15.0

Abstract:

The electrochemical behavior of three surgical alloys was studied. In a simulated physiologic environment, the active-passive transition of the test materials was weak. At their respective equilibrium potentials the behavior of stainless steel, Vitallium and Ticonium was characterized by active dissolution. The low carbon ferrous alloy appeared to be more susceptible to the detrimental effects of crevice corrosion than either Vitallium or Ticonium. Author

Subject Categories:

  • Medicine and Medical Research

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE