Surface characterization of laser surface melted NiTi shape memory alloy in Hanks' solution

Zhen Duo Cui, Sheng Li Zhu, Hau Chung Man, Xian Jin Yang

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The surface of Ti-50.8Niat% shape memory alloy was melted by an Nd-YAO laser. The Ti/Ni and Ti4+/Ti atomic concentration ratios at the surface were changed significantly. The Ni ion release rate of the laser melted surface was much lower than that of the mechanical polished samples. A calcium-phosphorous layer with high Ca/P ratio was detected after immersion in Hanks' solution.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)988-991
Number of pages4
JournalCailiao Rechuli Xuebao/Transactions of Materials and Heat Treatment
Issue number5
Publication statusPublished - 1 Oct 2004


  • Biomaterials
  • Characterization
  • Ion release rate
  • Laser surface melting
  • Shape memory alloy

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Metals and Alloys
  • Mechanical Engineering

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