Int J Med Sci 2013; 10(8):1068-1072. doi:10.7150/ijms.5878 This issue
Short Research Communication
1. Department of Orthodontic, Jilin University, No. 1500 Qinghua Road, Changchun 130021, P. R. China;
2. Key Laboratory of Automobile Materials, Ministry of Education, and Department of Materials Science and Engineering, Jilin University, NO. 5988 Renmin Street, Changchun 130025, P. R. China.
In this paper, the corrosion resistance of laser-welded composite arch wire (CoAW) with Cu interlayer between NiTi shape memory alloy and stainless steel wire in artificial saliva with different concentrations of protein was studied. It was found that protein addition had a significant influence on the corrosion behavior of CoAW. Low concentration of protein caused the corrosion resistance of CoAW decrease in electrochemical corrosion and immersion corrosion tests. High concentration of protein could reduce this effect.
Keywords: Composite arch wire, Protein, Corrosion.