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Title: Tribochemical Characterization and Tribocorrosive Behavior of CoCrMo Alloys: A Review
Authors: Toh, Wei Quan
Tan, Xipeng
Bhowmik, Ayan
Liu, Erjia
Tor, Shu Beng
Keywords: Tribochemistry
Issue Date: 2017
Source: Toh, W. Q., Tan, X., Bhowmik, A., Liu, E., & Tor, S. B. (2018). Tribochemical Characterization and Tribocorrosive Behavior of CoCrMo Alloys: A Review. Materials, 11(1), 30-.
Series/Report no.: Materials
Abstract: Orthopedic implants first started out as an all-metal hip joint replacement. However, poor design and machinability as well as unsatisfactory surface finish subjected the all-metal joint replacement to being superseded by a polyethylene bearing. Continued improvement in manufacturing techniques together with the reality that polyethylene wear debris can cause hazardous reactions in the human body has brought about the revival of metal-on-metal (MOM) hip joints in recent years. This has also led to a relatively new research area that links tribology and corrosion together. This article aims at reviewing the commonly used tribochemical methods adopted in the analysis of tribocorrosion and putting forward some of the models and environmental factors affecting the tribocorrosive behavior of CoCrMo alloys, a widely-used class of biomaterial for orthopedic implants.
ISSN: 1996-1944
DOI: 10.3390/ma11010030
Rights: © 2017 by the authors. Licensee MDPI, Basel, Switzerland. This article is an open access article distributed under the terms and conditions of the Creative Commons Attribution (CC BY) license (
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