The Effect of Rapid Solidification on Microstructure and Corrosion of Advanced Biomaterial Co-Cr-Mo-C AlloyLatest updated: May 27, 2020
Authors: Hamid-Reza, Erfanian-Nazif, Toosi Hugo, F. Lopez
In this research, the microstructure and corrosion properties of rapidly solidified Co-Cr-Mo-C alloy as an advanced biomaterial alloy were studied. The use of rapid solidification casting method represents significant changes in not only the amount of formed e-HCP phase, which is strongly influenced by rapid solidification, but also in electrochemical behavior and solidified structure. In this research, rapid solidified Co-Cr-Mo-C alloy is studied using OM, SEM, EDS, XRD, and dynamic potentiostate. Co-alloy ingots were melted into an induction furnace filled by argon gas and casted into a V-shape sand and chill copper molds to prepare rapid solidified samples and its properties were measured in different cooling rates. The microstructure examination demonstrating the structure of alloy is mainly consist of columnar dendritic structure with the distribution of carbides within primary and secondary dendrites arms and finer dendritic structure along with modified carbide distribution will be achieved by rapid solidification. This structure will improve alloy’s corrosion behavior and reduces its corrosion rate when it is tested in Ringer’s solution as an electrolyte.