The Study on the Anti-corrosion Performance of NiTi Alloy in Human Body Solution with the Fabricating Processes of Laser Irradiation and PDMS Modification

Abstract

This paper presents a new and safe method of fabricating super-hydrophobic surface on NiTi Shape Memory Alloy (SMA), which aims to further improve the corrosion resistance performance and biocompatibility of NiTi SMA. The super-hydrophobic surfaces with Water Contact Angle (WCA) of 155.4° ± 0.9° and Water Sliding Angle (WSA) of 4.4° ± 1.1° were obtained by the hybrid of laser irradiation and polydimethylsiloxane (PDMS) modification. The forming mechanism was systematically revealed via Scanning Electron Microscopy (SEM) and X-ray Photoelectron Spectroscopy (XPS). The anti-corrosion of samples was investigated in Simulated Body Fluid (SBF) via the potentiodynamic polarization (PDP) and Electrochemical Impedance Spectroscopy (EIS) tests. PDMS super-hydrophobic coatings showed superior anti-corrosion performance. The Ni ions release experiment was also conducted and the corresponding result demonstrated that the super-hydrophobic samples effectively inhibited the release of Ni ions both in electrolyte and SBF. Besides, biocompatibility was further analyzed, indicating that the prepared super-hydrophobic surfaces present a huge potential advantage in biocompatibility.

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The authors thank very much for receiving funding support from National Key R&D Program of China (No. 2017YFB1104700) and the National Natural Science Foundations of China (Nos. 51675371, 51675376 and 51675367).

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Yang, C., Cao, W., Yang, Z. et al. The Study on the Anti-corrosion Performance of NiTi Alloy in Human Body Solution with the Fabricating Processes of Laser Irradiation and PDMS Modification. J Bionic Eng 18, 77–91 (2021). https://doi.org/10.1007/s42235-021-0011-5

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Keywords

  • wettability
  • laser texturing
  • corrosion resistance
  • mechanism
  • human body liquid
  • Ni ions release