Development and Properties of ε-Martensite in Co-Cr-Mo Alloys for Biomaterials Applications

  • Hugo F. López
  • Armando Saldívar
  • P. Huang


This work is related to the FCC → HCP transformation exhibited by Co-base alloys. In particular it is known that the transformation occurs martensitically by either; (a) athermal, (b) isothermal, or (c) a strain induced transformation. The mechanisms involved are not exactly the same in each case, and the formation of ε-martensite can develop various morphologies. Nevertheless, in all of the modes of transformation, the nucleation stage seems to control the FCC → HCP transformation rates.


Metallurgical Transaction Ultrahigh Molecular Weight Polyethylene Partial Dislocation Martensite Plate Isothermal Aging 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Hugo F. López
    • 1
  • Armando Saldívar
    • 1
  • P. Huang
    • 1
  1. 1.Materials DepartmentUniversity of Wisconsin-MilwaukeeMilwaukeeUSA

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