Corrosion resistance evaluation of Pd-free Ag-Au-Pt-Cu dental alloys

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Author(s)

    • FUJITA Takeshi
    • Department of Dental and Biomedical Materials Science, Unit of Basic Medical Science, Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences, Nagasaki University
    • SHIRAISHI Takanobu
    • Department of Dental and Biomedical Materials Science, Unit of Basic Medical Science, Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences, Nagasaki University
    • TAKUMA Yasuko
    • Department of Dental and Biomedical Materials Science, Unit of Basic Medical Science, Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences, Nagasaki University
    • HISATSUNE Kunihiro
    • Department of Dental and Biomedical Materials Science, Unit of Basic Medical Science, Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences, Nagasaki University

Abstract

The corrosion resistance of nine experimental Pd-free Ag-Au-Pt-Cu dental alloys in a 0.9% NaCl solution was investigated using cyclic voltammetry (CV), optical microscopy, and scanning electron microscopy (SEM). CV measurements revealed that the breakdown potential (<I>E</I><Sub>bd</Sub>) and zero current potential (<I>E</I><Sub>zc</Sub>) increased with increasing Au/(Au+Ag) atomic ratio. Thus, the Au/(Au+Ag) atomic ratio, but not the Cu content, influenced the corrosion resistance of Ag-Au-Pt-Cu alloys. After the forward scan of CV, both optical and scanning electron microscope images showed that in all the experimental alloys, the matrix phase was corroded but not the second phase. From corrosion resistance viewpoint, the Ag-Au-Pt-Cu alloys seemed to be suitable for clinical application.

Journal

  • Dental Materials Journal

    Dental Materials Journal 30(2), 136-142, 2011-03-01

    The Japanese Society for Dental Materials and Devices

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Codes

  • NII Article ID (NAID)
    10028100328
  • NII NACSIS-CAT ID (NCID)
    AA10443149
  • Text Lang
    ENG
  • Article Type
    ART
  • ISSN
    02874547
  • Data Source
    CJP  J-STAGE 
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