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dc.contributor.authorAl Hegy, Afrah-
dc.description.abstractIn recent years, magnesium and magnesium alloys have received much attention as a new biomaterial in orthopaedic applications due to their biodegradability, biocompatibility, and their mechanical properties that are similar to natural bone tissue. The most common problem associated with magnesium as a biomaterial is low corrosion resistance in physiological solutions. This decreases the mechanical integrity of the implants in the early stages of healing and has a negative impact on the overall biocompatibility. The main goal of this study was to create a multi-layered coating consisting of a silica sol-gel under-layer to protect the substrate from corrosion in body fluids and a mesoporous silica top-layer to enhance the bioactivity of the coated implant material. The results indicate that the deposited multi-layered coating enhances both the bioactivity and the corrosion resistance of the material.en_CA
dc.publisherLaurentian University of Sudburyen_CA
dc.subjectmesoporous silica coatingen_CA
dc.subjectmagnesium alloysen_CA
dc.titleDeposition and characterization of mesoporous silica coatings on magnesium alloysen_CA
dc.description.degreeMaster of Science (MSc) in Chemical Sciencesen_CA
dc.publisher.grantorLaurentian University of Sudburyen_CA
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