Application of Electrochemical Impedance Spectroscopy for Comparison Analysis of Surface Modified Ti-6Al-4V ELI and Ti-6Al-7Nb Alloys

  • Magdalena Pochrząst
  • Jan Marciniak
  • Janusz Szewczenko
  • Witold Walke
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 7339)


The main purpose of this study was evaluate physicochemical properties of surface modified Ti-6Al-4V ELI and Ti-6Al-7Nb used for implants in orthopedics. Electrochemical properties of surface were assessed by means of potentiodynamic and impedance methods. Electrochemical impedance spectroscopy is a test that is in common used for corrosion and electrochemical tests. The test were carried out in artificial saliva solution at the temperature of T = 37 °C and pH = 7,0±0,2. Measurements were made by means of AutoLab PGSTAT 302N measurement system equipped with a module FRA2 (Frequency Response Analyses).The results analysis showed that the beneficial effects of the proposed surface treatment of titanium alloys used for implants in bone surgery.


Titanium Alloy Electrochemical Impedance Spectroscopy Impedance Spectrum Passive Layer Ringer Solution 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Magdalena Pochrząst
    • 1
  • Jan Marciniak
    • 1
  • Janusz Szewczenko
    • 1
  • Witold Walke
    • 1
  1. 1.Faculty of Biomedical Engineering Department of Biomaterials and Medical Devices EngineeringSilesian University of TechnologyGliwicePoland

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