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Dissolution behaviour of silicon nitride coatings for joint replacements
Uppsala University, Sweden.
University of Leeds, England.
Linköping University, Department of Physics, Chemistry and Biology, Thin Film Physics. Linköping University, Faculty of Science & Engineering.
Uppsala University, Sweden.
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2016 (English)In: Materials science & engineering. C, biomimetic materials, sensors and systems, ISSN 0928-4931, E-ISSN 1873-0191, Vol. 62, 497-505 p.Article in journal (Refereed) PublishedText
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In this study, the dissolution rate of SiNx coatings was investigated as a function of coating composition, in comparison to a cobalt chromium molybdenum alloy (CoCrMo) reference. SiNx coatings with N/Si ratios of 03, 0.8 and 1.1 were investigated. Electrochemical measurements were complemented with solution (inductively coupled plasma techniques) and surface analysis (vertical scanning interferometry and x-ray photoelectron spectroscopy). The dissolution rate of the SiNx coatings was evaluated to 0.2-1.4 nm/day, with a trend of lower dissolution rate with higher N/Si atomic ratio in the coating. The dissolution rates of the coatings were similar to or lower than that of CoCrMo (0.7-1.2 nm/day). The highest nitrogen containing coating showed mainly Si-N bonds in the bulk as well as at the surface and in the dissolution area. The lower nitrogen containing coatings showed Si-N and/or Si-Si bonds in the bulk and an increased formation of Si-O bonds at the surface as well as in the dissolution area. The SiNx coatings reduced the metal ion release from the substrate. The possibility to tune the dissolution rate and the ability to prevent release of metal ions encourage further studies on SiNx coatings for joint replacements.

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ELSEVIER SCIENCE BV , 2016. Vol. 62, 497-505 p.
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Silicon nitride; Cobalt chromium; Coating; Dissolution; Corrosion; Mass loss; Joint replacement
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URN: urn:nbn:se:liu:diva-127409DOI: 10.1016/j.msec.2016.01.049ISI: 000372759100062PubMedID: 26952452OAI: diva2:925590

Funding Agencies|European Union [GA-310477]; Carl Tryggers Foundation for Scientific Research [CTS 14:431]

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