Hydrogen absorption behavior of beta titanium alloy in acid fluoride solutions
Hydrogen absorption behavior of a beta titanium alloy in acid fluoride solutions has been analyzed by hydrogen thermal desorption. The amount of absorbed hydrogen increased with immersion time in a 2.0% acidulated phosphate fluoride (APF) solution. In the case of an immersion time of 60 h, the amount of absorbed hydrogen exceeded 10 000 mass ppm. In contrast, the amount of hydrogen absorbed in the 0.2% APF solution was several times smaller than that in the 2.0% APF solution for the same immersion time. For immersion in a 0.2% APF solution, hydrogen absorption saturated after 48 h. The surface topography and corrosion products on the surface of the specimen immersed in the 2.0% APF solution were different from those in the 0.2% APF solution. During the later stage of immersion, the amount of absorbed hydrogen markedly increased under higher applied stress, although the applied stress did not enhance hydrogen absorption during the early stage of immersion. These results of hydrogen absorption behavior are consistent with the delayed fracture characteristics of the beta titanium alloy.
Journal: Biomaterials - Volume 25, Issue 12, May 2004, Pages 2419–2425