Publisher : The Korean Institute of Surface Engineering
DOI : 10.5695/JKISE.2008.41.2.069
Title & Authors
Electrochemical Characteristics of Osteoblast Cultured Ti-Ta Alloy for Dental Implant Kim, W.G.; Choe, H.C.; Ko, Y.M.;
Electrochemical behaviors of surface modified and MC3T3-E1 cell cultured Ti-30Ta alloys have been investigated using various electrochemical methods. The Ti alloys containing Ta were melted by using a vacuum furnace and then homogenized for 6 hrs at . MC3T3-E1 cell culture was performed with MC3T3-E1 mouse osteoblasts for 2 days. The microstructures and corrosion resistance were measured using FE-SEM, XRD, EIS and potentiodynamic test in artificial saliva solution at . Ti-Ta alloy showed the martensite structure of phase and micro-structure was changed from lamellar structure to needle-like structure as Ta content increased. Corrosion resistance increased as Ta content increased. Corrosion resistance of cell cultured Ti-Ta alloy increased predominantly in compared with non cell cultured Ti- Ta alloy due to inhibition of the dissolution of metal ion by covered cell. value of MC3T3-E1 cell cultured Ti-40 Ta alloy showed which was higher than those of other Ti alloy. Polarization resistance of cell-cultured Ti-Ta alloy increased in compared with non-cell cultured Ti alloy.