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Ingrid Morgenthal, Olaf Andersen, Cris Kostmann, Günter Stephani, Thomas Studnitzky, Frank Witte and Bernd Kieback Highly Porous Magnesium Alloy Structures and Their Properties Regarding Degradable Implant Application Advanced Engineering Materials 16

Version of Record online: 11 NOV 2013 | DOI: 10.1002/adem.201300130

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Magnesium alloys offer excellent properties with regard to application as degradable implant. The present study uses melt extracted magnesium fibers as the starting material for the sintering of highly porous magnesium bodies, i.e., from W4 and WZ21 alloys. Metallographic investigations show a very fine-grained microstructure which results in a lower corrosion rate of the high-purity, high-porous fiber structure compared to the ingot material.

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