Influence of phenol red in Earle’s solution on corrosion properties of coated and uncoated Mg alloy

Physical materials technology

Metallic biomaterials are widely used for clinical purposes due to their excellent mechanical properties and good biocompatibility. Inspired by the functional surface of natural biological systems, many new designs and concepts have recently emerged to create multifunctional surfaces with great potential for biomedical applications. In present study, bioactive coatings were formed on Mg alloy by plasma electrolytic oxidation (PEO). Morphological features and composition of formed layers were studied by SEM and EDS. It was revealed that PEOcoatings have in their composition Ca and P, which can increase biocompatibility. Moreover, obtained coatings demonstrated high corrosion properties: corrosion current density substantially decreased compared to bare alloy.