Effects of laser surface treatment on the corrosion properties of Ti-6Al-4V alloy in Hank's solution

Tai Man Yue, T. M. Cheung, Hau Chung Man

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Excimer and CO2lasers were used to surface treat Ti-6Al-V alloy, and the resulting corrosion properties of the laser-treated material were compared with untreated material. To avoid extensive oxidation, and obtain a crack-free surface, the laser treatment was performed under a nitrogen or argon atmosphere. Results show, under both the excimer and CO2laser treatment, a significant improvement in corrosion resistance under argon gas.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)205-208
Number of pages4
JournalJournal of Materials Science Letters
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2000

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