Porous bulk metallic glasses (BMGs) are promising biomedical materials to be used for surgical implants. Here we report on successful formation of porous Ni-free Ti-based BMGs with a diameter exceeding 15 mm by spark plasma sintering the mixture of the gas-atomized Ti-based (Ti45Zr10Cu 31Pd10Sn4) glassy alloy powder and solid salt powder, followed by leaching treatment into water to eliminate the salt phase. Corrosion behaviour of the produced porous Ti-based BMGs was investigated in Hanks' solution. The potentiodynamic polarization curves showed that the anodic current density in the porous Ti-based BMGs slowly increased during anodic polarization, suggesting the crevice corrosion.
- B. Glasses metallic
- C. Powder metallurgy, including consolidation
- C. Rapid solidification processing
- F. Corrosion behaviour
- F. Electron microscopy, scanning