GRK 2154 - Materials for Brain

P1a: Thin film implants based on magnesium alloys (E. Quandt)

Thin films made of Mg-alloys will be fabricated using thin film technology and MEMS processes. They will be characterized under near physiological conditions by project P1b (R. Willumeit-Römer). Special challenges will be to fabricate single phase Mg alloys with low corrosion rates, good mechanical properties, and high concentrations of metals that have a medical impact. Furthermore, these materials will be patterned using photolithography and etching techniques with the aim to meet the requirements for different implant applications.