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The objective of this study is to develop biocompatible, functional thin film magnesium oxide (MgO) coatings that: (1) serve as a galvanic separator between metallic substrates and metallic coatings, (2) control the rate of corrosion of Mg-based implants, (3) have controlled resorption times based on coating thickness, (4) promote osseointegration and (5) are predictable in corrosive environments.
Worthy, Ashlyn N., "A Study Of Magnesium Oxide Biodegradable Coatings For Magnesium-Based Implants." (2011). Theses. 48.