The fracturing of Ti-0.2 mass% Pd (Ti-0.2Pd) alloy in acid and neutral fluoride solutions has been investigated by a sustained tensile-loading test. In 2.0% acidulated phosphate fluoride (APF) and neutral 2.0% NaF solution, the time to fracture of the Ti-0.2Pd alloy is shorter than that of commercial pure titanium for the same applied stress. In 2.0 and 0.2% APF solutions, fractures are characterized by a cup-cone mode irrespective of applied stress. In 2.0 and 0.2% NaF solutions, transitions from cup-cone to shear modes of the fractures are observed with decreasing applied stress. The results of the present study suggest that the susceptibility to fracturing of the Ti-0.2Pd alloy is higher than that of commercial pure titanium.
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