Electrochemical corrosion and anisotropic tribological properties of bioinspired hierarchical morphologies on Ti-6Al-4V fabricated by laser texturing

Yong Xu, Zhipeng Li, Gangqiang Zhang, Gang Wang, Zhixiang Zeng, Chunting Wang, Chenchen Wang, Shichang Zhao, Yadong Zhang*, Tianhui Ren

*Corresponding author for this work

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Abstract

Biomimetic texture could widen the application of titanium alloys materials in biological fields. In this work, the electrochemical corrosion and unidirectional tribological properties of Ti-6Al-4V substrate textured with three types of bionic hierarchical morphologies in the modified simulated body fluids (m-SBF) have been evaluated. The experimental results reveal that the corrosion resistance of textured surfaces is improved by reducing the β phasephase volume ratio on the substrate and increasing the texture density. Moreover, the effect of friction-reducing of 79% and friction-increasing of 47% in unidirectional sliding can be easily tuned with laser processing parameters. Interestingly, the textured surface displays anisotropic tribological behaviour in m-SBF solution, with reducing friction along the stacked ring direction and increasing friction in other directions.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)352-364
Number of pages13
JournalTribology International
Early online date6 Feb 2019
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jun 2019

Keywords

  • Electrochemical corrosion
  • Laser texture
  • Ti-6Al-4V alloy
  • Tribological anisotropy

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