Publication details

Authors: Kuhlmann, J.; Witte, F.; Heineman, W. R. 
Title: Electrochemical Sensing of Dissolved Hydrogen in Aqueous Solutions as a Tool to Monitor Magnesium Alloy Corrosion 
Type: Journal Article 
Publisher: Electroanalysis 
Year: 2013 
Volume: 25 
Start Page: 1105 
End Page: 1110 
DOI: 10.1002/elan.201200457 
Abstract: Magnesium and its alloys have been the focus of the development of biodegradable metallic implant materials for years. Since water is reduced to form hydrogen gas during their corrosion, the amount and rate of hydrogen evolution, and therefore the dissolved hydrogen, could be used as an indicator to monitor and compare the corrosion. Here we report on a commercially available Clark-Type amperometric microsensor and a simple potentiometric sensor for hydrogen to monitor the corrosion of a magnesium alloy in aqueous solutions. The sensors were compared using rare-earth containing Mg alloy discs (Mg with 4% Y, 2% Nd, 0.5% Ga, 0.5% Dy) immersed in phosphate buffered saline (pH7.4) and 3.5% NaCl. 
Keywords: biodegradable implants, magnesium alloy, electrochemical hydrogen sensing, potentiometry, amperometry, platinum electrode, gas sensors, blood-flow, system, bone, mg 
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