Boronized tungsten is one of the potential biomaterials due to its high corrosion resistance, and high strength. Present investigation encompasses the wear behavior of this material in dry condition as well as in simulated body fluid (SBF). The pin-on-disc reciprocating tribometer was utilized to conduct the wear tests. The worn surfaces were analyzed using an atomic force microscope (AFM). Results showed that not only the SBF reduces the friction, but also shortens the initial break-in period. This presentation discusses the wear mechanisms of boronized tungsten affected by SBF.

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