versión ISSN 0718-0764
PIGATTO, Caroline; ANTONINI, Leonardo M; SCHNEIDER, Eduardo L y MALFATTI, Célia F. Nanostructured Surfaces alloy Ti6AI4V: Influence of Electropolishing Time. Inf. tecnol. [online]. 2012, vol.23, n.5, pp. 13-22. ISSN 0718-0764. doi: 10.4067/S0718-07642012000500003.
The aim of the present research was to study the influence of operational parameters in the electropolishing process of titanium alloys, involving nanostructured surfaces. The electropolishing operational parameters influence the formation of nanostructured materials, promoting the obtainment of specific properties. In this work, a variation time was studied to produce nanostructured surfaces by the electropolishing process. The surfaces obtained were evaluated by atomic force microscopy and surface hydrophobicity was determined by the measurement of the contact angle. Preliminary results showed that the control on the size and depth of nanostructures on these surfaces is possible by electropolishing time variation.
Palabras clave : electropolishing; biomaterials; Ti6Al4V; nanostructures.