Passivation Magnesium in Phosphates for Its Application As Biomaterial
The material was chemically characterized by using atomic absorption, while the surface was analyzed before and after the techniques by Scanning Electron Microscope (SEM).
All experiments were realized at room temperature conditions (≈22°C=71.6°F); the surface of the probe was prepared with sandpaper: 240, 320, 400, 600, 1200, 1500 and finished with an alumina 0.3 m polish in order to ensure an homogeneous surface. The chemical treatment was performed at room temperature and by immersion, the samples remains in the solution for 24 hours.
Through the electrochemical techniques performed in this study, a decrease in corrosion rate was reported when the samples were passivated with the phosphates, this effect was observed in Fig. 1. This figure shows the polarization curve of magnesium, AZ31 and their passivation. The corrosion potential is different in each case, the Tafel slopes are also roughly different, these differences are important because it means that the corrosion rate was modified. This modification of the corrosion rate can be corroborated with Fig. 2 that shows a higher impedance in the case of passivation compared with the magnesium.