Topography in bio-tribocorrosion

S. Affatato, L. Grillini

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Wear can be defined as a process where interaction between two surfaces or bounding faces of solids within the working environment results in dimensional loss of one solid, with or without any actual decoupling and loss of material. Wear may accelerate corrosion that involves chemical or electrochemical reactions between materials. Both these phenomena fall under the broader category of tribocorrosion. The interactions of mechanical loading and chemical/electrochemical reactions that occur between the elements of a tribological system exposed to biological environments constitute bio-tribocorrosion science.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationBio-Tribocorrosion in Biomaterials and Medical Implants
PublisherElsevier Inc.
Number of pages21
ISBN (Print)9780857095404
Publication statusPublished - Sep 2013


  • Bio-tribocorrosion
  • Corrosion
  • Surface texture
  • Topography
  • Tribology

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Materials Science(all)


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