The focus of this cluster is to develop degradable metallic alloys which are suitable for bone implant and coronary stent. A novel Fe-Mn-C alloy is being fabricated due to its prospective biomedical applications such as biodegradable and compatible with magnetic resonance imaging (MRI). In the study, the corrosion behavior of the alloy fabricated by powder metallurgy and mechanical alloying techniques are purposely investigated. Addition of carbon is intended to obtain phase that hat ability to easily degradable in a specific intended duration but without reducing its mechanical properties in short term upon the instalment in the human body. The group also search for other candidates including magnesium (Mg) alloys.
Dr. Ir. Sri Harjanto
Yudha Pratesa, M.T.