Microalloying as a strategy to modulate antibacterial ion release from metallic glasses

Juan J. Londoño, Miguel B. Costa, Fei-Fan Cai, Florian Spieckermann, Alexandra Levesque, Silke Prades-Rödel, A. Lindsay Greer, Jürgen Eckert, Andreas Blatter

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This study investigates the potential of microalloying to control the ion release of a palladium-based metallic glass (Pd-MG). Silver and gallium are used as microalloying elements known for their antibacterial properties. Studies of ion-release kinetics, thermal and mechanical properties, formability, and corrosion behavior show that microalloying is a viable strategy to control ion release from metallic glasses. There is potential to maintain the optimal physical properties of metallic glasses while enhancing their antibacterial functionalities and biocompatibility. The study opens avenues for the development of advanced implant materials with improved mechanical strength, durability, and increased antibacterial response.
FachzeitschriftJournal of alloys and compounds
Ausgabenummer15 December
Frühes Online-Datum11 Sept. 2023
PublikationsstatusVeröffentlicht - 15 Dez. 2023

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Funding Information:
The authors acknowledge funding from the European Commission in the frame of the Horizon 2020 Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions under grant agreement No. 861046 (BIOREMIA). The funding source did not have a role in the study design, collection, analysis, or interpretation of data.

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