Author: R.López, M.D.Ynsa, Pablo, F.Lim, M.Manso Silván
Corrosion Science. 9 February 2020, 108528

We have modified Ti6Al4V at the micro and nanoscale by using ion beam irradiation with 5 MeV Si+ ions through 1D micromasks. The passivation layer on irradiated areas inhibits hydrofluoric acid induced etching, leading to pitting contrasts…