Electrochemical Corrosion of Stainless Steels in Commercially Available Soft Drinks
In recent years, there has been a developing trend towards the use of advanced materials in the dental replacement industry. Corrosion mechanisms of 316L Stainless Steel in electrolyte containing common household soft drinks have been studied through investigating the corrosion performance by using electrochemical methods to measure the in-situ corrosion current during the immersion in four commercially available soft drinks. The objective of this research work was to evaluate the effect of electrochemical behavior on the corrosion performance of the material. 316L Stainless Steel was selected because it is commonly used as a dental replacement material. This is an important area of work as the use of steel retainers as well as other stainless steel dental replacements are still widespread and the effectiveness of these devices will be determined by their corrosion resistance performances.