Publication details

Authors: Chung, S. J.; Roy, A.; Hong, D. H.; Leonard, J. P.; Kumta, P. N. 
Title: Microstructure of Mg-Zn-Ca thin film derived by pulsed laser deposition 
Type: Journal Article 
Publisher: Materials Science and Engineering B-Advanced Functional Solid-State Materials 
Year: 2011 
Volume: 176 
Issue: 20 
Start Page: 1690 
End Page: 1694 
DOI: 10.1016/j.mseb.2011.08.006 
Abstract: Mg(60)Zn(40-x)Ca(x) (x = 5,3, 1) powders and thin films have been produced by high energy mechanical alloying (HEMA) and pulsed laser deposition (PLD), respectively and the influence of PLD processing parameters on the microstructures of the Mg-Zn-Ca amorphous thin film was investigated using XRD, TEM, HRTEM and XEDS. Amorphous powder and thin film corresponding to Mg(60)Zn(35)Ca(5) composition have been successfully generated. The substrate temperature appears to be the dominant PLD processing parameter among others contributing to the formation of amorphous thin film. (C) 2011 Published by Elsevier B.V. 
Keywords: magnesium alloy, amorphous powder, amorphous thin film, mechanical alloying, pulsed laser deposition, processing parameters, in-vivo corrosion, magnesium alloys, coatings, implants, ablation, texture, bulk, bone