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Effects of Tensile Stress on the Corrosion Rate of Magnesium1

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D. Alexander Chin

Department of Physics and Astronomy State,
University of New York at Geneseo,
Geneseo, NY 14454

Abigail Heiller

Department of Biomedical Engineering,
Milwaukee School of Engineering,
Milwaukee, WI 53202

Bai Cui, Linxia Gu

Department of Mechanical and Materials Engineering,
University of Nebraska-Lincoln,
Lincoln, NE 68588

DOI: 10.1115/1.4033121Manuscript received March 1, 2016; final manuscript received March 16, 2016; published online May 12, 2016. Editor: William Durfee.

J. Med. Devices 10(2), 020926 (May 12, 2016) (2 pages) Paper No: MED-16-1061; doi: 10.1115/1.4033121 History: Received March 01, 2016; Revised March 16, 2016

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Fig. 1

Loaded and unloaded samples corrosion rate as a function of time

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Fig. 2

SEM images of magnesium samples: (a) clean sample, (b) unloaded sample, and (c) loaded sample

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Fig. 3

Normalized mass loss of unloaded samples as a function of time



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