Mg-Based Metallic Glass-Polymer Composites: Investigation of Structure, Thermal Properties, and Biocompatibility

Adit Sharma, Alexey Kopylov, Mikhail Zadorozhnyy, Andrei Stepashkin, Vera Kudelkina, Jun Qiang Wang, Sergey Ketov, Margarita Churyukanova, Dmitri Louzguine-Luzgin, Baran Sarac, Jürgen Eckert, Sergey Kaloshkin, Vladislav Zadorozhnyy, Hidemi Kato

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In this work, the biomedical applicability and physical properties of magnesium-based metallic glass/polycaprolactone (PCL) composites are explored. The composites were fabricated via mechanical alloying and subsequent coextrusion. The coextrusion process was carried out at a temperature near to the supercooled liquid region of the metallic glass and the viscous region of the polymer. The structures, as well as thermal and mechanical properties of the obtained samples were characterized, and in vivo investigations were undertaken. The composite samples possess acceptable thermal and mechanical properties. Tensile tests indicate the ability of the composites to withstand more than 100% deformation. In vivo studies reveal that the composites are biologically compatible and could be promising for biomedical applications.
Original languageEnglish
Article number867
Number of pages14
Issue number7
Publication statusPublished - 30 Jun 2020


  • In vivo studies
  • Mechanical alloying
  • Metallic glass
  • Polymer
  • Thermal properties
  • X-ray diffraction

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