The effect of glow discharge nitriding on the corrosion resistance of stainless steel orthodontic arches in artificial saliva solution

Janusz Kamiński , Kamil Krzysztof Małkiewicz , Janusz Rębiś , Tadeusz Wierzchoń


The oral cavity due to its temperature fluctuations, changing pH, high humidity, action of mechanical forces and the presence of microorganisms is a favorable environment for degradation of dental materials. The paper presents comparative results on orthodontic arch-wires AISI304 steel before and after low temperature plasma nitriding carried out at cathodic potential (conventional) and at plasma potential, i.e. in a process incorporating an active screen. Corrosion resistance test on nitrided layers produced on stainless steel were carried out via electrochemical impedance spectroscopy (EIS) and the potentiodynamic method in non-deaerated artificial saliva solution at 37°C. The results were complemented with analysis of the structure, surface topography and microhardness. The results showed an increase in corrosion resistance of AISI304 steel after conventional glow-discharge nitriding.

Author Janusz Kamiński (FMSE / DSE)
Janusz Kamiński,,
- Division of Surface Engineering
, Kamil Krzysztof Małkiewicz - [Medical University of Lodz]
Kamil Krzysztof Małkiewicz,,
, Janusz Rębiś (FMSE / DMD)
Janusz Rębiś,,
- Division of Materials Design
, Tadeusz Wierzchoń (FMSE / DSE)
Tadeusz Wierzchoń,,
- Division of Surface Engineering
Journal seriesArchives of Metallurgy and Materials, ISSN 1733-3490, e-ISSN 2300-1909
Issue year2020
Publication size in sheets0.5
ConferenceCorrosion 2019, 27-05-2019 - 29-05-2019, Warszawa, Polska
Keywords in Englishsteel orthodontic arch-wires; artificial saliva; glow-discharge nitriding; corrosion resistance
ASJC Classification2506 Metals and Alloys
Languageen angielski
2020-AMM-Kaminski.pdf 2.83 MB
Score (nominal)40
Score sourcejournalList
ScoreMinisterial score = 40.0, 12-09-2020, ArticleFromJournal
Publication indicators Scopus Citations = 1; WoS Citations = 2; Scopus SNIP (Source Normalised Impact per Paper): 2018 = 0.534; WoS Impact Factor: 2018 = 0.697 (2) - 2018=0.72 (5)
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